Linux version of XP Media Center

ac "aec$news" at
Sun Nov 26 13:46:32 UTC 2006

Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On 11/25/06, Wade Smart <wade at> wrote:
>> 11252006 0748 GMT-6
>> This is pretty cool. I was contacted by a large construction company to
>> consult on their "digital home" project. One of the links they sent to
>> me was this:
>> What they said was, "We want THAT but not with Microsoft." I thought,
>> GREAT!!! Somebody has finally woke up! I was on the phone with the guy
>> and he said, "Hey, I like linux. I have been using this OS my kid put on
>> my computer. Ubuntu its called." It was amazing to hear someone that
>> knows nothing about computers (for the most part) to tell me he uses
>> linux in a office situation.
>> So he wants to install a media center type setup but for linux. This is
>> going to have to be a from scratch thing - isnt it?
> Sorry, but this sounds to be like pure marketing. Doesn't it?

M$ success I suggest is built heavily upon marketing. People are used 
to being bombarded by advertising from every corner, and we now even 
physically survive by going to the retail shops. Marketing is 
sometimes clever enough to give credibility to - well, untruths. 
Experience shows that people can be vulnerable enough to bite.

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