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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by kurkosdr on Fri 4th May 2012 20:03 UTC
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"The end result was loads of articles on the web detailing how to enable DVD playback support on Linux. It was a ritual of some sort."

XP didn't had DVD support out of the box either, but there was never a need for tutorials or rituals. There were codecs packs and third party players (open source, freeware or proprietary) all installable with a few clicks.

Why the community spent hours writing articles on ubuntuguide.org detailing how to get DVD support (and patented codec support) instead of writing a script in 4 minutes is beyond me. But nooo, we have to make them jump through hoops to show them how bad DRM and patented formats are.

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