No New Feature Cut (Today) From Vista, After All

 
 
By Mary Jo  |  Posted 2006-08-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contrary to earlier reports, Microsoft is not cutting another Vista feature (at least not today. A Microsoft exec at TechEd Australia misspoke. Microsoft will not eliminate the ability to play HD-DVD and/or Blu-Ray content on 32-bit Vista machines. "It is up to the ISVs providing playback solutions to determine whether the intended playback environment, including environments with a 32-bit CPU, meets the performance requirements to allow high definition playback while supporting the guidelines set forth by the content owners," Microsoft said via an e-mail statement. "No version of Windows Vista will make a determination as to whether any given piece of content should play back or not. Nothing has changed regarding our policies or development plans, which we addressed at WinHEC this past May, and nothing has been 'cut.'"

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