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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.

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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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