Yesterday, Microsoft explained how an application would be used in the Windows 8 operating system, but the main point was that native playback for DVD as-well-as Blu-ray would not be supported. The chief reason behind that is the fact that Microsoft does not wants to pay royalty fees for its native player.
This will allow MS to reduce the cost for Windows 8. Keep in mind that Apple did the same practice by lowering the cost of the operating system.
While the final cost of Windows 8 is yet to unveiled, but we know one thing for sure – it will cost less than the current Windows 7 versions.