No surprise: no support for XP in Windows Live Wave 4

by admin April 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Microsoft has finally announced the next major release of Windows Live, referred to as Wave 4. The software giant has had “several thousand people” inside the company running internal builds for the last few months, and has decided it will soon let a small group of testers get a taste. After that, the company will roll out updates to its Web services, followed by more broadly available betas for Windows PCs, Macs, and phones.

When the first leaked Wave 4 build of Windows Live Essentials surfaced recently, we noted that it did not work on Windows XP. Microsoft is now ready to discuss operating systems, saying that XP is being cut off from client application support in Wave 4 (the Web services will still work, of course).

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