How Windows Vista will take over your living room

Posted on Monday, Dec 04 2006 @ 03:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNN takes a look at the launch of Windows Vista:
And Vista will enable new kinds of hardware too. For example, a Vista feature called Sideshow will make it possible for new laptops to ship with an extra screen on the lid, so users can check their calendar, contacts, and e-mail - and even play music - when the rest of the laptop is powered down. Since Sideshow requires its own flash memory, laptop makers could turn these screens into iPod-like removable media players as well.

Makers of tricked-out machines, such as VoodooPC with its large-screen laptops, terabyte drives, and multiple graphics processors, are already salivating. "Microsoft has put a lot of emphasis on making Vista the next big thing in entertainment," says Rahul Sood, Voodoo's co-founder and CEO. "To me this is a bigger launch than Windows 95 was."
More info at CNN.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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