Screw MS and their nickel & diming ! Yesterday I read that users will have to pay extra for DVD playback in WMP, not exactly what this article is saying.
But regardless, seriously, having all these editions of windows is BS nickel and diming. Pro, home, home premium, ultimate etc....its ridiculous. When you buy Mac OSX there is only one version and it costs $29. $29!!! And it's superior O/S technology compared to windows bloatware. I believe this even more after all the negative stuff I've heard about Win 8 and the tile interface that just doesn't fit in with the rest of the O/S. I know apple are in it for the hardware more than software but still... $29 and fully featured. At that price who cares if it couldnt play DVD (no idea if it does)
BTW, just to be clear. I don't like Mac OSX or use it, I just know its a more secure and not the bloatware that is Windows.
Windows MP is crap. I couldn't believe how ridiculous it was to get setup to stream videos from my PC to my XBOX. For no valid reason it requires all kinds of BS configuration with WMP media sharing etc.. Seriously, why not just support SMB shares and be done with it? I know I'm harping on a Xbox issues but it's still MS! Thankfully Xbox pays off DLNA and my router turns into one by plugging in a USB drive. No need for that WM crap anymore.