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Windows Sequel Gets Set to Entertain

Microsoft plans to start testing a new version of its Windows XP Media Center edition, a customized operating system designed for entertainment-oriented PCs…Media Center includes all the features of Windows XP, but adds a second interface that can be navigated by remote control, for doing tasks like playing music, viewing digital pictures and pausing or recording TV shows.

Beyond the product, the action in what is dubbe media center extenders, which allow a television to access content over a wireless network from a Media Center PC elsewhere in the home. Microsoft also is enabling customers to take their music, movies and photos with them through new handheld devices, to be known as Portable Media Centers. Both types of products are expected in time for this year’s holiday selling season.