We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,585 News Articles

MS develops entry-level music-making app

'Monaco' to appear in Vista?

Microsoft is developing a product to compete with Apple's GarageBand, code-named 'Monaco'.

The software is being developed to be a showcase for what Microsoft's future Vista operating system can do, according to Microsoft Watch.

A report claims the software will be "very similar" to Apple's entry-level music-creation application, and will be optimised for Vista and its OS X-like 'Aero' user interface.

Microsoft may plan an application suite that competes with iLife. Apple presently offers consumers a distinct advantage with iLife, because there's nothing available that's as well-featured at the same price on Windows.

That thought is boosted with news that Microsoft is also developing its own image-sharing application, which is presently code-named 'Max'.

"It's not clear whether Microsoft is considering bundling Monaco with Vista," the report explains.

This story first appeared on Macworld.co.uk


IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and specs rumours: When will the Galaxy S6 come out?

IDG UK Sites

How to win iTunes Festival 2014 tickets: See Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Kylie & more live, for...

IDG UK Sites

Microsoft's all or nothing bet on Windows Phone is the best way forward

IDG UK Sites

Google adds better type rendering to its Chrome browser on Windows