Several days ago, the Windows Live Team posted this blog entry: The new Windows Live Movie Maker – available today! In the article, it talks about some new features. It also talks about one particular old feature: The fact that Windows Live Movie Maker is (still) not supported on Windows XP. Of course, it adds that there IS a product, Windows Movie Maker 2.1, available for XP users.
I’m sure there are some really technical reasons which I would not understand. But, in this case, the fact that one of the programs in the Windows Live Essentials suite of programs is not available to me, an XP user, seems odd.
*Note: Windows Live Movie Maker is not available for Windows XP or earlier versions of Windows.
Back, in February I found out that it was not available for XP by downloading it, and trying to find it on my computer. The disclaimer on the Windows Live Movie Maker download page will make less people confused this time, so that’s good.
Edited to add Aug. 25. 2009: I wrote this post yesterday. Marcus has just posted a Clubhouse Challenge to write a Clubhouse post about Windows Live Movie Maker. I have added the Challenge-Movie tag below. Per Marcus’s suggestion to add challenge tags to previous posts about Movie Maker, this rant has now become my entry into the Challenge.