If the most recent scuttlebutt is true, that Microsoft is planning a competitor to the Apple TV that runs a stripped-down version of Windows, this would be a smart move for Microsoft. In my opinion, it was Microsoft’s insistence that it run a full version of Windows on tablet computers that kept them down as niche devices for over 10 years. The sooner Microsoft figures out how to streamline their operating system for these emerging mobile devices, the better for them.
For Apple fans upset by competing set top boxes, get over it. Don’t be afraid. Apple stole a market once with the iPod but that will never happen again. Also remember, Apple products will only get better with competition.
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