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(Reuters)   Microsoft hires Slingbox founder to head its Xbox division, complete transition of Xbox from game console to do-it-all home entertainment center   ( reuters.com) divider line
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1415 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Jan 2013 at 4:58 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-10 10:33:09 PM  
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red5ish: NeoCortex42: Windows 8 is a solid OS

I keep hearing that here on Fark, but nobody ever says when Microsoft is going to fix the UI, which I keep hearing sucks like a $3 whore. And I hear that EVERYWHERE.

So do you hear it everywhere or do you actually use it? There's still a desktop, and I'm on it right now.

It's not really that different.
2013-01-10 08:56:20 PM  
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moothemagiccow: im beginning to wonder what advantage game consoles and roku have over me just bringing the desktop downstairs and plugging it right into the tv. file formats, subscriptions, poor controls and too many damn updates just dont seem worth it

I have a mediocre laptop i just had laying around set up to run with the lid closed with my 2tb usb3 drive sitting on it, and a Bluetooth mouse. Luxury. No bs, no farking around, no feeling like a useless Xbox chotch. Everything works(thanks to media player classic). Old unused PC.. Still saving the day.
2013-01-10 07:34:35 PM  
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I cut my cable 5 years ago and have had 3 "regular PC's" for a television since then.

first a Mac Mini, then a Dell Optiplex SFF, and now a custom built HTPC.

All ran the regular OS they shipped with. Though I experimented with XBMC and other solutions, I have found a regular OS is the most intuitive for visitors, and still allows me to hit all of the media I have in varied forms both on my home network and the internet.

No need for a console. The computer does it all, exactly as I would expect with the most options and the least trouble.

I play games, watch netflix, read fark, show the kids wiki articles on dinosaurs and never ever see commercials. perfect.
2013-01-10 05:19:30 PM  
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Then they'll release a games-only console and call it "revolutionary".
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