Did you know it was even still around? MSN TV is shutting down this September
Windows 8 Pro users need to purchase Windows Media Center to install it as it's no longer built-in
Some computer manufacturers made special form factor home theater PCs that had Windows Media Center installed (Photo: William Hook via Wikimedia Commons (CCA-SA 2.0))
HP ProLiant Micro Server is just one of the few devices developed for Windows Home Server
Web TV, which allowed you to surf the web on your TV, was bought by Microsoft in the late 90's and renamed MSN TV
For Microsoft, the Xbox and Xbox 360 were always about more than games. They were seen as a way for the company to move out of the study and stake a claim on the living room. The Xbox 360 has been a bona fide hit in that regard but is still largely considered a games machine. The company is hoping to attract a wider audience with the forthcoming Xbox One, which is being positioned as an all-in-one entertainment box with new features for TV viewing, streaming video and lots more. In light of this, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the company's previous assaults on the living room that never quite took off.
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