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Old 11-29-2005, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got Media Center, and I was wondering if it is just same as XP except with the Media Center and the fancy lookin taskbar. Also does this OS screw with performance in anyway, like make games slower or anything like that. I haven't head VERY Much about it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't noticed any performance drops or heard about them.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is that what you're running Tyler is "MEDIA CENTER" ???
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Afriad not I'm running Fedora 4 and XP currently. Would be using the November CTP of Vista but it's too buggy and hasnt' been released from what I hear.


I have used Media Center before though.
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I C, cool man. Yea I would be on Vista but the last version I've used was horribly buggy. What is Fedora 4?
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It's another brand of Linux based off of Red Hat.
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It's not really worth it though if you don't have a tuner card and don't wish to pay for one. You also should take advantage of the TV Media center features and then you'll want a remote. All these prices add up fast. I've only tried to OS briefly so I don't know how much my review is worth. So in the end unless you are planning on watching movies from your PC on your TV and such don't get it unless you do these things as it's like XP.



Edit: I am hearing nice things about media center extenders that work with the Xbox 360 though I wish I could see that. Does it offer the standard functionality or more?
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I looked it up it looks decent, but I'm just waiting for the first release of vista.
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