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No webcam software but sound recorder is still there.

by MrJames5 / May 14, 2010 6:04 PM PDT

I'm just amazed that Windows doesn't come with webcam software, have to rely on third party software. Why is that, opinions anyone?

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Consider government intervention in the product.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2010 9:50 PM PDT

Every time MSFT adds a feature or App it adds to the discussion about what you have read about for years.

And there is some thought whether Windows should be an OS or an Appliance.
Bob

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To be more clear...thanks Bob
by MrJames5 / May 15, 2010 12:04 AM PDT

Windows is very what you see is what you get, I want to use products/software that's specificly made by Microsoft(ie. office) for Windows, I was surprised to see that there's not much-and that's not a complaint. It's odd that I have a usb-cam that's made by Microsoft but no proprietary software to run it...

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Microsoft usb-cam
by Brechan / May 15, 2010 12:12 AM PDT

Can you give us the model name and number?

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Model name and number?
by MrJames5 / May 15, 2010 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Microsoft usb-cam

I have a usb-cam that's made by Microsoft but no "proprietary" software.

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There are at least 6 models
by Brechan / May 15, 2010 1:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Model name and number?

of Microsoft USB cameras, can you be a little more specific?

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A webcam.
by MrJames5 / May 15, 2010 1:17 AM PDT

I assumed that calling it a USB-cam means the camera that sits on top of the moniter.Can you give me an example of a webcam made by Microsoft?(not Creative )

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