- I've heard rumours that some ex-Microsoft employees don't believe VS 2005 will ship this year - take this with a pinch of salt.
Useful page on STBs here
. Some general info on Media Center and the UK here
Ever since a colleague showed me MythTV
I've been considering installing a PVR
myself. MythTV runs on Linux, whereas GB-PVR
) runs on Windows using .NET. Since my Linux box isn't that powerful, whereas my Windows box is, my preference is to install a Windows based PVR. From a hardware decoder viewpoint, I think I'd go with the Hauppauge PVR350.
Is anyone running GB-PVR with NTL
I've also looked at Windows Media Center
, and based on a quick bit of research, the Eversham ebox
looks the most unintrusive - but it does cost £900 for the basic model.
I finally got time to install the latest beta of MSN Messenger. 7.0
looks a little cleaner from a UI perspective than previous version of MSN Messenger. Handwrite is a nice feature, but I'm not sure I'd use it much given that I don't have a Tablet PC - although having a Tablet PC isn't a requirement. Given the recent Halo 2 release, it's no surprise that Microsoft offer a Halo 2 UI Pack for MSN Messenger. I also see subscription services creeping in - MSN Photo Swap. MSN Web Messenger
works quite nicely as well. Web Messenger will also make life easier for most of my colleagues who work for various corporations on locked down PC's and restricted firewall access.
One question for Microsoft - is MSN Messenger now written in .NET ? If not, why not?