Microsoft Watch Weighs In On Emerald

XP Media Center ‘Emerald’ Nears the Finish Line | Notable quotes…




  • “Adding features like native digital cable support would be useful and make the platform more compelling. The other (features) would make the user experience better,” said Michael Cherry, Senior Analyst at Directions on Microsoft.


  • But “calling (the pending release) an ‘upgrade’ is potentially misleading,” Bott said. “Windows XP Media Center Edition is only available as an OEM product. If someone is already enthusiastic about Media Center, they will probably want this update (which I suspect will be made available as a free update package). If they’re ready to get a new Media Center PC, this will be the one they’re able to buy. So the upgrade decision isn’t that big a deal.”

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