Home > Windows > Microsoft Tests Newer Entertainment OS Microsoft Tests Newer Entertainment OS Eugenia Loli 2003-02-13 Windows 17 Comments Microsoft is working on a newer version of its Media Center software, which is expected to debut on PCs around the third quarter, according to sources. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 17 Comments 2003-02-13 6:41 pm assuming that this is to be a new OS in nature and not just a Service pack to XPMC..what is there to be in it? Better interface for Media use………..alienating it from regular desktop use? More file support? .. which could be added by plugins… Or is this just a way of pushing new Copy Protection technology onto a wider audience? 2003-02-13 6:54 pm “Or is this just a way of pushing new Copy Protection technology onto a wider audience?” That’s my guess too, along with feeding the cash cow….. 2003-02-13 6:58 pm ..before we see Lindows Media Centre II on the shelves, promising to do anything Windows can do at just 50% more …? 2003-02-13 7:15 pm with 40 billion in the bank, they should buy pay off their stockholders, buy and Island and drink Pina Coladas all day. 2003-02-13 7:35 pm They still have to release a 64 bit OS before they take a permanent vacation. I still have to kill something like 14 or 15 services from a default install of XP pro. And if MS got rid of most of the crap you don’t need they could ship an OEM install disk on a 100 meg CD. Then they can retire. 2003-02-13 7:49 pm 40b for Bill Gates, maybe. The networth is a lot more. MS can afford to buy a few small nations. 2003-02-13 7:51 pm It sounds like a Windows 98 SE thing Money for the Service Pack … Interesting… 2003-02-13 7:54 pm they perhaps have 40b$ but they still can’t buy my love. It really show they struggle with low PC sale and the still present ghost of “still good enough” office 97. They seem to not know where to go, and as all company that are loosing focus we all know that it’s the start of the end. Happy EU trial Sport Billy! 2003-02-13 8:01 pm At the moment, even with a 2GHz chip it can’t record live video properly without stuttering. This may improve things, who knows. 2003-02-13 8:33 pm well, they could certainly buy mine! pay off my student loans and I’ll use friggin windows 3.1 for as long as they’d like! 2003-02-13 8:41 pm They have a 64 bit edition of Windows http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.asp So yes they can finally retire 2003-02-13 9:30 pm Does anyone think that this might be their answer to osx iapps? No good ideas go uncopied by them. They are great buisness people. 2003-02-13 9:54 pm “They have a 64 bit edition of Windows” http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7665 AMD claims it is waiting for MS to release a X86-64 version of windows before officially making the Clawhammer available. A 32 bit version of winodws would install and run on it now, MS has a 64 bit version of XP (for Itanium) on the market. Now MS is working on a seperate 64 bit OS for the X86-64 due out in september. Since Intels 64 bit desktop OS will likely be at least partly spawned from Itanium technology, I wonoder if we can expect 2 seperate desktop versions of 64 bit windows in the future? 2003-02-13 10:09 pm Gates net worth is 40billion, but he doesn’t have that much, thats if he sold all his stock. Which he can’t do or he looses control, since he owns 51%. He only truelly has a billion or 2 if that. 2003-02-13 11:49 pm >>>>Gates net worth is 40billion, but he doesn’t have that much, thats if he sold all his stock. Which he can’t do or he looses control, since he owns 51%. He only truelly has a billion or 2 if that. Bill Gates owns only about 10% of Microsoft shares. The market cap of Microsoft is about 250 billion dollars — so his 10% translates to 25 billion dollars. (If he controls 51% of Microsoft, he would have worth 125 billion dollars.) He has the other 10-15 billion dollars on railway companies, ship building companies and other investments. 2003-02-14 6:26 am …Not to mention investing into my Blue movies adult features. Man he is a real philathropist. Here I was kicking the dirt and suddenly I see good ol billy signing some wet t-shirts some blondes were wearing. I of course push in, get a good grope or two and I say ‘aye yo Billy boy, i got an idea to start up my own business, all you have to do is finance my fledging pr0n business and I’ll even let you star in some of the features, whatchya say?’ Sure he said, ‘here’s 2 million, now beat it kid you bother me’ I couldn’t be more happier. I’m gonna dedicate my first production to him. Its called, ‘Sylvia Saint does Seattle, where do you want to go today?’. 2003-02-14 8:53 am Bill Gates has more than 25 billion, but it’s close. http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7693 He has over 609 million shares left worth well over 29000000000$ (29 billion dollars).