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Windows 8 Features … What will it Microsoft Add?

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    Windows 8 Features … What will it Microsoft Add?


    Will Windows 8 support DVD drives? Everton’s recent post indicates it won’t. So what else is in store for Windows 8? What other things will it support or not support?
    Here is a short list of upcoming changes to the system.

    Do you like Mac’s Time Machine Backup System? Then you’ll like History Vault. Apple’s Time Machine is a backup utility. The software works with the Time Capsule as well as other internal or external drives. So Microsoft is planning to add the History Vault as a backup system in Windows 8.
    IE 10 will be the default browser on the Windows 8 System. Whether it will be locked into the OS is still unclear. When Microsoft made the Internet Explorer a part of the Windows XP system, Europe forced Microsoft to break it out so other browsers could work on the OS.

    What new Windows 8 Features are contemplated by Microsoft?



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    The list will keep growing.

    I think it's time for CD/DVD's to phase out.
    External devices are available for those that need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    The list will keep growing.

    I think it's time for CD/DVD's to phase out.
    External devices are available for those that need it.
    I disagree. There are many programs that are distributed in a software form. Also, Windows itself is commonly distributed using DVDs, so it makes sense to have the CD/DVD drive, even if it is very basic, included in the computer.
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    Seems to me Windows 8 is more about holding Apple at bay than anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saiarcot895 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    The list will keep growing.

    I think it's time for CD/DVD's to phase out.
    External devices are available for those that need it.
    I disagree. There are many programs that are distributed in a software form. Also, Windows itself is commonly distributed using DVDs, so it makes sense to have the CD/DVD drive, even if it is very basic, included in the computer.
    Most software is downloaded, including Windows.

    I haven't gotten any software by CD/DVD for about 3 years.

    Those that would still like to have it can always get one. The ability to add one will still be there for years to come.
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    I reckon CD/DVD is going to be around still for some time. The majority of PC users out there still rely heavily on them for the purchasing and installation of software. Certainly the trend these days is towards a more online distibution network for software, such as Steam, but still at least half of it is printed onto disks and distributed on a physical medium.
    So, basically DVD is going to be supported, because thats where we are at the moment.
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    Not forgetting the vast market of music and video cd/dvd's which your family can use on a computer.
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    USB pens will take over CD/DVD's, except for blue-ray.
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    It's hard to tell,

    I haven't used my CD/DVD Drive for some time, but everybody is different when they use a computer.

    I don't see why they would need to discontinue the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive. Is there something better to replace it?
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    and once downloaded, how do you expect to install such software onto a computer if all you have is Bios and no Optical Drive?

    CD/DVD drives are here for a while longer... and if you don't want one then just don't use it, but don't say no one should have them, they only cost 20 bucks and work well.
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