FYI: How Next-Generation Home Media Centers Leverage Intel® Technology

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Derek R. Flickinger, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. Derek R. Flickinger, Feb 26, 2004
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  2. Derek R. Flickinger

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    Good reading... Thanks Derek!!

    Any comments on this excerpt from the article:

    Intel has announced several improvements it intends to deliver soon. The
    most important of these is the use of Linux* as a replacement for Windows XP
    on the high-end systems and the advent of processors using Hyper-Threading
    Technology, which will allow two audio or video streams to be decoded
    simultaneously.


    Linux!?!? What about MCE?!?!

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
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    Jeff Griffin, Feb 26, 2004
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  3. MCE will be replaced by Linux, as it says. Intel is apparently
    consumer-oriented, and so is Linux, due to its nature. In contrast,
    Microsoft is still (stupidly) trying to shove things down people's throats,
    such as DRM, proprietary network protocols, etc. Consumers don't want that,
    only Microsoft does. Apparently Intel wants to sell its hardware to more
    people than only those who do what Microsoft wants them to do...

    We can only hope that this will be healthy competition to Microsoft, and
    make them give up at least some of their worst ideas. Now where are the
    complete and open specs on the MCX protocol...? And where is the
    announcement that MCE will allow an _unlimited_ number of clients, just as
    Linux does...? :)

    Regards,«
     
    Robert Schlabbach, Feb 26, 2004
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  4. Derek R. Flickinger

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    Good points.... One can only hope that Linux will be a good thing for MCE. I
    wonder what they are actually using when they say Linux?

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    www.nacontap.com
    www.thegreenbutton.com
     
    Jeff Griffin, Feb 26, 2004
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