0windows 8 logoThree more strikes against Windows 8

In case the Metro UI isn’t repel­lent enough, Microsoft have admit­ted 3 more things that should make any­one con­sid­er­ing Win­dows 8 think twice.

1. No 3rd party browsers on Win­dows 8 for ARM
Microsoft have made some excuses about bat­tery life and secur­ity, but with IE’s track record this seems quite laugh­able. Unsur­pris­ingly Moz­illa and Google are not happy.  I worry about where this indic­ates that Microsoft think­ing is going.
source: DailyTech

2. Win­dows Media Cen­ter is now a paid for extra, des­pite being unchanged!

Microsoft have done noth­ing to update Media Cen­ter, but have removed it from all edi­tions, and it is now only avail­able as a paid-for addon for Win­dows 8 Pro.  So if I upgrade from Win­dows 7 Pro to Win­dows 8 Pro it sounds like I stand to lose my per­fectly work­ing and paid for Media Cen­ter — and have to pay extra to get it back, unchanged!  A total joke.
source: AnandTech

3. Audio codecs going miss­ing

Lost along with Media Cen­ter are vari­ous audio codecs.  The excuse this time is that “ultra­books” don’t have optic­al drives.  Yes — and that’s the major reas­on I have no plans to buy an Intel approved “ultra­book”.  Again — pay­ing extra for what pre­vi­ously came as stand­ard is regres­sion not pro­gres­sion.  If the price has come down then it will be a dif­fer­ent mat­ter, but that’ll hap­pen around the time h**l freezes over.
source: AnandTech

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