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osOpinion: X marks the Box - Microsoft and the Player of Games

Mar 15, 2000, 06:11 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wesley Parish)

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"I suppose it had to happen - in the winter of its discontent, and surrounded by non-Microsoft malcontents, Microsoft decided to add to its toy operating system successes, a gaming machine."

"Its specifications are intriguing - basically a 1975-80 Personal Computer updated to the most modern CPU, the most modern graphics subsystem, integrated onto the motherboard ala 1970s PCs, and an 8 gigabyte hard-drive, plus an Internet connection...."

"Microsoft is publishing some of the specifications. The machine can best be characterized as a cut-down PC, dedicated to players of games.":

"Any success this machine has can be attributed to Linux."

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