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Monday February 16, 2004
02:34 PM

WMP in my DVD player? No thanks.

[ #17442 ]
MicroS..t is trying to embrace and extend (and we know what that means) the nascent digitial home theater business. But as one independent contractor wrote:

"...Just in writing this article, my laptop running WinXP crashed twice, and I'm not willing to specify that level of unreliability into a customer's system."

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  • I'm no fan of Microsoft's business practices nor their (in)famous (in)security record, but anecdotal evidence like that statement would seem to be mostly hollow, empty FUD.

    That said, I agree with his conclusions, and find it unlikely that such PC-based home entertainment systems will find much acceptance among the general populace. People want (relatively) simple purpose-specific hardware-based audio and video systems, and understandably so.