July 26, 2004
Microsoft Says Longhorn Will Support HD DVD
Microsoft has made it known that its next generation operating system, codenamed Longhorn, will ship with HD DVD support built in. Microsoft said nothing about Blu-Ray (HD DVD's main rival) support, and it almost seems safe to assume that it will not be supported by the OS out of the box. Being that Windows is the majority leader by an extremely large margin, this could mean the beginning of a faster paced HD DVD development schedule - than again, who really know when Longhorn will even arrive?
Blu-Ray based technology has already started to hit store shelves, while HD DVD devices have yet to enjoy the same success.
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