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  1. #31


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Peoples will use more Linux solutions for their HTPC , good job Microsoft. In my bedroom, I use a Media Center in a Xbox to access my video library in the server, Xbox have a nice TV style remote.

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  2. #32


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi everyone

    Windows to Go -- on any of these or do I have to give it up.
    It's not mentioned in the chart but.

    NOTE: As with previous versions of Windows, we will also have an edition of Windows 8 specifically for those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro plus features for IT organization that enable PC management and deployment, advanced security, virtualization, new mobility scenarios, and much more.
    Maybe it's going to be part of the Enterprise version. I guess we'll have to waif for more detail...

    Language packs also ??
    t will include all the features above plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages on the fly (more details on this feature can be found in this blog post),which was previously only available in Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows.

    Source - Announcing the Windows 8 Editions - The Windows Blog
    Thanks -- the ONE feature that would make me upgrade is the Windows to Go stuff.

    I've kept the BCDBOOT stuff just in case it's forgotten in the RC editions -- noting how large orgainsations work I'm sure the BCDBOOT.EXE hobbled from the current W8 CP version will still work.

    Developers are usually interested in the applications when getting an OS out of the door -- not obscure boot mechanisms.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    No Windows Media Center = fail.

    Add it to the Windows Essentials list and make it free = Win!
    Nah, The Metro interface allows the standard media apps to do what WMC does. Microsoft just has to make it more remote friendly (which won't be hard)

    WMC would be redundant, as it's sole purpose is to allow you to access your media from an easy to navigate interface.
    Completely incorrect, you obviously aren't familiar with what WMC can do. No APP can come close to it's functionality.

    Not too surprisingly GMAN already pointed out this fact.
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  4. #34


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    windows 8 consumer preview


    It's Media Center that will be the addon. I think they will all have Media Player. I very rarely use MC, since I have Hulu+, Netflix, AmazonVOD and Playon for streaming.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    No Windows Media Center = fail.

    Add it to the Windows Essentials list and make it free = Win!
    Nah, The Metro interface allows the standard media apps to do what WMC does. Microsoft just has to make it more remote friendly (which won't be hard)

    WMC would be redundant, as it's sole purpose is to allow you to access your media from an easy to navigate interface.
    Completely incorrect, you obviously aren't familiar with what WMC can do. No APP can come close to it's functionality.

    Not too surprisingly GMAN already pointed out this fact.
    What exactly?

    Microsoft could come out with a TV Tuner app, which could possibly even work with Mediaroom devices, such as my TelusTV dvr. Even then I wouldn't use it.

    Most of the services needed for the Xbox to stream video, pictures, and music is already there. It could be streamlined a bit though.

    Wouldn't be that hard to build a sports app to view current standings.

    I've actually used Media Centre Studio to hide many components that I never use, and I imagine that others would probably do the same if it was easy.
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  6. #36


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    windows 8 consumer preview


    When I used Xbox for streaming, I used Playon instead of Media Center, it was eaiser to use and has more sources.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by raine369 View Post
    When I used Xbox for streaming, I used Playon instead of Media Center, it was eaiser to use and has more sources.

    I will check this today.
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  8. #38


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by raine369 View Post
    When I used Xbox for streaming, I used Playon instead of Media Center, it was easier to use and has more sources.
    I tried using the 360 for streaming, I really did. Frustrating as hell getting it to work with Win7 (I wonder if it works better with Win8? No matter unless it supports .mkv). I eventually bought a media player which supported every codec I could throw at it and does 1080P with 5.1 surround sound through the HDMI port. With a 2 TB hard drive inside, it is quite the box. Mind you, getting 1100+ movies Handbraked was the big challenge.
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 23 Apr 2012 at 22:49.
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  9. #39


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    TVersity is a really great UPnP/DLNA server. It can automatically transcode any file on the fly, when the client doesn't know how to read it and/or its codecs. The current version 2.0 is not free but 1.9.7 is completely free.

    It even automatically updates files you put into shared folders, on the fly, immediately.

    If this is used, I recommend disabling the Windows Media Network Sharing service and also SSDP Discovery service.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    I would still like to know what exactly WMC does that can't be done in Metro.
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