Thursday, June 10, 2004

McDonald's "Big Mac Meal Tracks" doesn't support my PC

I just submitted a complaint at McDonald's website about their latest free music download promotion.

I really *did* want to see what DRM-encrusted music format they were using and if it would play on my computer.

Here is what I had to say:

I stopped at the McDonalds drive through today and specifically ordered the Big Mac meal (instead of my usual cheeseburger) because of the 'Big Mac Meal Tracks'. When I got back to my desk and tried to redeem the 'free' connect access code the site said it doesn't support my computer!

I've looked on all the McDonalds packaging and the only requirementis a 500Mhz Pentium or better and 128MB RAM or better -- nothing about the operating system that I choose to run on my PC.

I use a very modern PC running Linux.

The site doesn't mention Linux but it does say that MacOS is not supported either.

I feel duped by your 'free' music download promotion.


We'll see if they even bother to reply.