Short Bits: HD PVR, Windows 7, Media Center Show, Akimbo

Brent Evans has (almost) all your answers on the HD
PVR that finally has started shipping
. 
And remember, it doesn’t work with Media Center (yet?).

Joe Wilcox has Eight
Things About Windows 7
following Microsoft’s first public demo of the OS at
All Things D.  Overall I think Windows 7 is
going to be more like Vista Second Edition. 
It really isn’t a “whole new OS” as Vista was from XP.  Nonetheless I’m excited about it, and I hope
Microsoft is planning to make the transition away from the Vista name that has
become a horrible brand.

Ian Dixon has The
Media Center Show #158
with FUZE Media Systems.

Lastly there is a very interesting article on the downfall
of Akimbo
.  You might remember Akimbo
from the days where Media Center was their target market before things really
started to go wrong.  In 2005 I
had a number of suggestions
for Akimbo (before they
launched the Media Center plug-in
), and a number of them actually happened.

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