Mac Envious of Windows 7’s Blu-ray in New Ad

Posted by at 10:36 am on November 12, 2010

Microsoft last night posted a video (below) taking a mild jab at Apple for the lack of Blu-ray on Macs. The ad for now appears to be YouTube only, not for TV use.

Windows has an advantage in optical drive support by having basic support for Blu-ray movies in the OS. Apple chief Steve Jobs is well known for having referred to Blu-ray as a “bag of hurt” because it requires extensive, OS-level support for AACS encryption and other copy protection mechanisms that aren’t needed for DVD or downloads

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