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NewsForge: What Ever Happened to Linux Media Center PCs?

Jan 03, 2006, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"A year ago, Linux seemed poised to take on the living room, in the form of home media center PCs and systems. But last year's product announcements have not materialized into this year's Linux-based consumer systems.

"Before losing her job at the helm of Hewlett-Packard, CEO Carly Fiorina peppered a Consumer Electronics Show keynote with word of HP's coming Media Hub, a machine capable of television and display-centric computing that ran on Linux. The machine, announced alongside the company's latest PC-centric Digital Entertainment Center (DEC) systems running Windows XP Media Center, was promised by fall of 2005. Today, it is nowhere to be found..."

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