Short Bits: Zune Mobile, Home Servers, TV Pack, More

Remember when I said you would hear more
about Zune on mobile phones before the years end
?  Well, now you
.  “Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just
with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.,”
Steve Ballmer.

Missing Remote has had a few great articles over the past few
weeks including a Battle
of the Windows Home Server Systems
and a letter to Microsoft about what
is going on with Media Center
.  The
article ends with a note to Microsoft asking for them to “go back to the drawing board and re-think the Media Center product:
its future as a product, the viability of the strategy of having
it tossed into random Windows versions, and goals for
the technologies that make up Windows Media Center.”

Last month Ed Bott wrote the best article ever on the
Media Center platform
.  He covered
several issues but mainly focused on the TV Pack and all of the issues that
happened behind the scenes.  I didn’t get
to post about it when he first published it, but I have to get it out there
because Ed really did a fantastic
job with the article.

PC Mag has an “unofficial” Guide
to the TV Pack
including installation instructions just in case you happen
to find it online somewhere.

I’ll be a guest on The Media Center Show before year’s end,
but that shouldn’t stop you from waiting until then to listen to Ian’s other weekly
podcasts.  Hear about Open
Media Library (OML) from David Shulitz
and CEA
Mark Of Excellence Awards
with Roland Graham.

2 thoughts on “Short Bits: Zune Mobile, Home Servers, TV Pack, More

  1. Microsoft to Matt Wright:

    Dear Matt,

    Thank you for your input. However, please piss off, as you are not an OEM. We are Microsoft, and will do what we want when we want, users be damned!

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