Over the last year, and continuing for the next couple years, digital media on the PC has really started to take center stage. People actually care about video, music, and TV on their PCs. Managing all these things with a simple, intuitive interface that can be easily used from across the room has become more of a priority. Microsoft recognizes this, and as such it will no longer segregate MCE to its own SKU, destined for PCs masquerading as set-top boxes. With Windows Vista, the Media Center functions will be built into the "Home Premium" and "Ultimate" editions, which will probably quadruple its installed base in no time flat. We all know Windows Vista will cause a huge change in the way the desktop looks and feels, and MCE is getting a similar face-lift."
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