New Win XP "digital hub"

dobbin

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Jan 28, 2002
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The BBC is reporting here that Microsoft are launching an add-on to Windows XP to create a digital entertainment hub.

I guess the timing of this is supposed to steal Apple's thunder from MWNY, so lets hope there is something big tomorrow to get the limelight back.

Robin
 

dobbin

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Jan 28, 2002
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oh yeah ..... I forgot to say ....

"Computers with Windows XP Media Center will come with a remote control, as well as the more traditional mouse and keyboard. "

BIG DEAL! My Apple Mac Performa 6200CDTV came with a remote control in 1995!!!!!

Robin
 

tk-421

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Jan 23, 2002
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I read in an article at cnet that current users of XP can't even upgrade to this new version of XP (XP Media Center Edition, I think) You have buy a whole new system to upgrade....figures.
 

mac15

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well, thats because some of the WINXP serials won't accept the update which is funny as......M$ stuffed up the whole activation/serial thing.......man they are dumb

has anyone seen windows media 9 , man its is so much of a QT6 copy, with its instant playback and all that......they really need to think diff
 

Choppaface

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Jan 22, 2002
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Originally posted by mac15
well, thats because some of the WINXP serials won't accept the update which is funny as......M$ stuffed up the whole activation/serial thing.......man they are dumb
I believe they do that to counter piracy....serials that don't work are probably serials floating around

does the article mention anything about palladium?
 

kettle

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M$ digital hub

I always pictured a setup similar to that Hyper Cycle that featured in South Park once. It was an alternative form of transport invented by the school teacher and Mr Hat. I think it was supposed to counter act the airline companies who were taking everyone up the jacksey, but in this case I think M$ would also adopt a similar user interface. This would allow them to hire a really big acountancy firm, who could adjust their figures to show that, despite a growing number of "switchers", M$ were infact screwing more Windoze users than ever before.:eek:
 
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