Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Man, the parade of free stuff just keeps coming. First it was Internet Explorer 7 which everyone and their dog blogged about. That reminds me, I need to check my dogs blog to see if Elvis wrote about it. Then, if that wasn't enough, out comes Windows Defender. It's free as well. Download it now.
Now, we're giving away Media Player 11. Shouldn't we be selling this stuff? Anyway, for those of you planning on using Windows XP for a little while longer, this is really good news. A new world class browser, spyware security tool, and killer media player application. Not bad for the past couple of weeks, eh?
Here's some of the features of WMP11:
Simplicity at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/design.aspx.
More music at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/music.aspx.
New device and sync features at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/everywhere.aspx.
Have you heard of any issues with this on a Media Center PC? I am always hesitant with upgrades like this on that particular machine in my house as everything works perfectly on it and it is heavily used by my boss.... er I mean my wife.
IE 7 is installed on my MCE 2005 machine. No issue with that. I'll probably install WMP 11. I doubt I'll install Defender. I thought I recall there being an issue with Defender during the beta, but I haven't read through the RTW release notes to see if there are any MCE issues.
I'm running the released Defender (and managing it using Windows OneCare) on my MCE 2005 machine with no problems.