Did you like the idea of having both an integrated and discrete graphics solution your notebook with the ability to switch between them depending on your need for battery life or performance?  Yeah, me too.  Tough though – someone at Microsoft apparently has a stick up their ass and doesn’t approve of the technology.  According to Engadget, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will not offer native support for the technology and in fact dismisses all of it as “unstable’ with a “poor user experience.”

Windows 7 to ditch Hybrid CrossFire and SLI? - Graphics Cards 2

Sure, maybe for the MacBook Pro, but not on PCs…
We’re expecting a ton of new laptops to support hybrid graphics thanks to chipsets like NVIDIA’s soon-to-be-ubiquitous GeForce 9400M, but Microsoft isn’t as enamored with hybrid graphics as most everyone else seems to be — it says it won’t be natively supporting them in Windows 7. In a just-released document titled Guidelines for Graphics in Windows 7, the company discourages manufacturers from shipping systems with hybrid graphics like ATI’s CrossFire and NVIDIA’s Hybrid SLI, claiming they’re “unstable and provide a poor user experience.” Oh, snap. One less reason to install Windows 7 on your MacBook Pro, eh wot?