1 hour ago, AndyC wrote
If you want to argue the case that the volume licensed versions of Windows (XP Pro and Vista Enterprise) are unlikely to be the ones sold in the largest quantities then be my guest....
Sorry, you make the spin you can do the work. I'm not arguing anything.
However if you really want to go down that road, you also have to exclude every PC that also shipped with some OEM DVD software included too, which is pretty much every PC in the last decade regardless of whether or not it was an edition that would have shipped with a codec or not
Wow more fact based truths. I see a lot of numbers in there Andy. Let's see if I say it more strongly that it must be true?
(I've lost track of how many thousands of Dell discs of DVD player software I personally had to bin). Just as every Windows 8 PC that ships with a DVD drive will, in all likelyhood, also ship with some DVD software.
"Likelyhood" -- wow that really made a believer out of me. Let me try that: "In all likelihood Windows 8 will piss people off because their DVD drives won't play video nor will they be able to record DVDs of their home movies for Uncle Fred." Wow! It works! That's a powerful word Andy. Thanks; I'll add it to the list:
Check and check!
Also I agree with you; the DVD player and recording software included on PCs by the OEM is crap. So Microsoft is fine with the user experience for DVD playback and recording going to crap. I'm glad we agree on something here.
The average punter out there will simply never, ever, notice the difference. Heck most people don't even realise that Office isn't part of Windows, FFS.
Until they go to open an email attachment that requires Word or in this new case play a DVD on their W8 PC or go to burn their Movie Maker home video to DVD.