Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 18:16 UTC
Windows While it's technically a regression, and while it will surely make those of us who remember having to install DVD support on Linux from third-party repositories smile, it's still a major change and a sign of things to come: Windows 8 will ship without support for DVD and Blu-ray playback.
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Because they can
by satan666 on Fri 4th May 2012 18:41 UTC
satan666
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Microsoft does that because it can. Because no matter how abused the customers are, they will stubbornly continue to pay for Windows. We get what we deserve. And Apple is not an option either, it's even worse. When will we start thinking long-term? When will we start encouraging platforms that are open (openness guarantees that we won't be abused again), standards compliant protocols, etc.?

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