I believe I heard that Media Center was being replaced by something or an aggregation of X-Box Live, Zune, and WMC. I can defienitely see this is not being pushed at Enterprises.
Kinda, They are doing a thing where Xbox can get live TV if your cable provider supports it. The only one with any support right now is Verizon FIOS. I have read that Comcast will have something, and AT&T U-Verse be added some time later. Microsoft is moving XBox to replace Media Center as there top TV Product.
That being said there other two TV Products Media Room (Cable System software used only by ATT in the USA, and other international companies), and Windows Media Center are not still here. I think they said Media Center accounts for 4% of all windows installs, and will be in windows 8. I don't think it is being updated from the Windows 7 version though.
RT is used to "retweet". If I'm reading the article correctly, RT is for ARM? Why not Windows 8 ARM? What's an extra letter between friends?
There is an Intel platform for these tablets that is not an ARM processor. The RT name still seems bad though. What can we expect from the people that named an OS Vista.
Nope, WMC will be an addon for Windows 8 Pro, and an 'economical' price, probably to pay for Dolby and EPG guide data.
Also, Windows Server 8 (I liked that name) is now Windows Server 2012.
If I am going to pay for the upgrade to Pro, it darn well better have everything loaded that Win 7 Pro has.
It might be a good thing for Media Center to not be part of the OS. If it made some money there might be more development of the product. I use Media Center every day and would like to see it stick around.
It's definitely disappointing that WMC is not included in any version. And even more disappointing that it won't be available for the non-Pro version. Looks like MS is really classifying it as a 'tech enthusiast' feature.
They currently want xbox as there living room product, and there adding a lot to xbox to make that happen. Media Center is an enthusiast product we are the only people that really want a PC in the living room.
@ Ikon, your right on, with the 'tech enthusiast' feature and for Pro ONLY.....
Windows Media Center will be available as an economical “media pack” add-on to Windows 8 Pro.
Sounds like a bonus bowl, of steamed rice!
I wonder if it will be available on TechNet?
I wonder if media center will be a non metro product in the windows store. Although it is first interface in a line to get to the current metro UI.