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Monday, June 20, 2005

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Due In August

BinkNu reports:
Microsoft have been steadily testing an update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.The update which will RTM in August is expected to include support for the upcoming Xbox 360 and the following:

- Native digital cable
- Content Protection
- Improve burning (DRM, network, Hi-def, DVD-RAM)- MCX on WinCE clients (Babylon, TV2 as stretch goal)
- Playback reliability
- Running 3rd party apps out of proc
- Address top usability issues
- Platform Security
- Additional languages and locales

The update is currently being beta tested and is at Beta 2 stage. A release candidate 0 is expected to be released late July with an RTM following on August 12th for English, French, German, Korean and Japanese versions. Dutch, Italian and Simplified Chinese versions are expected to follow 2 weeks later.


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