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Front Row = Apple's big foot in the Media Center door

Front RowConrad from Joystiq brought up a great question about the new Front Row software: What's CenterStage going to say? I briefly played with their alpha and it looks a lot like Front Row. Of course, I'm sure there aren't a whole lot of ways to pull off a media center oritented application and not look like the next guy. The second thing to hit me was: I wonder if Apple will make Front Row available for other Macs.

Then I realized this new iMac with Front Row, video iPods and the introduction of full-on video downloads in the iTunes Music Store (iTunes Video Store?) symbolizes Apple taking a big first step into the media center market. They now make the media software, portable hardware and offer audio and video downloads. Let's hear it for innovative competition!
 

Conrad from Joystiq brought up a great question about the new Front Row software: What's CenterStage going to say? I briefly played with...