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 OSGuy on Sat 5th May 2012 04:18 UTC
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I have been reading the comments here and I can see how some people are defending MS for their decision "XP didn't have it either", "not a big deal", you can just install a virus pa...I mean a codec pack....

Yes, yes I agree that is indeed very simple but what makes me upset is the principle being used. An upgrade should *not* take features away. There is NO excuse for taking features away, period. Perhaps, a feature can be disabled so it does not take resources or whatever but definitely shout be there. A perfect example for this would be the telnet client. It was enabled by default in XP but in Windows 7 (and may be Vista, don't know) it is not enabled and you have to go to Programs and Features to enable it.

Edited 2012-05-05 04:26 UTC

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