Why is Microsoft Removing Features from Windows?

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By Mr Mod on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:17 PM
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    Why the Multimedia Software Omissions?


    The history of the Windows OS is one that resembles a rollercoaster. The dip associated with Windows Vista rose up to a dizzying peak when Windows 7 came to market. Stable for a few years, the Microsoft rollercoaster dipped suddenly when version 8 was released. The whole Start button fiasco really hurt Bill Gate's' monopoly on operating systems, letting Apple slip through and add to its dominance in the mobile sector.

    Service packs and Windows 8.1 have evened things up a bit for Microsoft, keeping the bulk of their user base happy. Now, with all these past mistakes acting as a history lesson, you'd think that the iconic company would avoid repeating past mistakes, right? Well, for the most part at any rate, this is the case. Ten is stable. Ten is popular. Ten is matching Apple turn for turn and redefining the operating system as a secure computing portal, one that doesn't crash or buffer endlessly. But there's still that issue of missing components. DVD playback is gone, for instance, perhaps as a response to all the tray-less laptops proliferating the market. These ultrabooks don't typically sport extra hardware, after all. Regardless of this excuse, it's frustrating to discover such an important entertainment application missing. Look at this Microsoft link for details on this omission. Fortunately, you won't lack for playback options, many of which are free. Try the Videolan (videolan.org) DVD application. VLC is a video playback package that's renowned for its ability to play any type of file, including DVDs. Of course, if you're running a branded computer, one made by Hewlett-Packard or Dell, for example, there's a good chance your computer has an installed commercial-grade software package that will play your DVD. Finally, consider a high-end solution. WinDVD ranks high in this group thanks to a slew of multimedia features, but it does cost some serious money.

    Also on the multimedia radar, please note that Windows Media Center is no longer part of the feature set. You can easily replace this once popular home theatre addon by switching to Kodi.

    Side Note:
    There is a way to install Windows Media Center on Windows 10. We may post this down the road, but there are security risks.
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