Originally Posted By: BBC News
An e-petition on the Downing Street website has called on parliament to stop the BBC launching its iPlayer to a Windows-only audience.

More than 10,000 people have signed the petition which calls for the service to be made compatible with other operating systems such as Linux.

The BBC's on-demand TV service launches as a trial version on 27 July and will only work with PCs using Windows XP.

Other versions are in the pipeline, according to the BBC.

I think people need to get with the times, the service will be a trial at least for the next few months. The BBC have already announced they are working on a MacOS OSX and Linux compatible version of the iPlayer, at the end of the day the majority of users will be running Windows XP at present, which makes sense for them to begin the trial with a 100% tested and finished product that works in Windows XP.

BBC News Report