I recently installed windows 8 on a new AMD box I put together; some aspects of it are cool and some just plain annoying. I was planning on using it as an htpc, 8gb of ram and a silent fanless cpu, but was sorely disappointed with my initial run through of the apps. I got the $39.99 Windows 8 pro package and added the media package, which is free for a limited time apparently, expecting to be able to play back music and view movies I have on my server. My server runs ushare and the device was detected and displayed instantly, but failed to play anything giving me a "format not supported" error message. Windows media player however plays all my media. I have a netflix account so installed the app; "Error during playback: check the video card drivers". A quick look on the web and I found that netflix advises users of window 8 who are experiencing problems to use the web site to play their content. So off to the netflix website I went; "Sliverlight is required for playback". After installing Silverlight I was able to use the web site to play their content. As a test I decided to try the Windows 8 app again and low behold it now works. So .... Why do the metro apps differ in functionality from the desktop apps and why was'nt Silverlight installed by default when I installed the netflix app. I regularly use Windows 7, ubuntu, ios, osx and android and have no problems hunting down fixes for issues I have but 'come on man' these things are basic. I realise that their are alternative ways of acheiving what I wanted but it should have provided the basic functionality out of the box I dont think I was trying to do anything patrticularly out of the norm.