Originally Posted by Diverge
Don't forget windows 3.1 before windows 95
I left it out, due to really was not used mainstream by a lot, due to it was not until Windows 95, that you started to see retailers start pushing PC's. Even when the Commodore offered the gui as an alternative to the dos interface, not a whole lot went that route, they stayed in the dos interface. I am one of those that grew up with the dos interface and the original Basic programming language.
As for WMC, I never really got into it, even when I was working for one of the marketing companies for Microsoft, due to our regional manager was more into pushing the 360, vs. the whole package of using WMC with the 360. Even Microsoft is not into pushing WMC. Remember when 7 came out? They marketed more of a sharing solution, but never really told people that it would only work with specific hardware, for sharing from a laptop to a tv without having the 360 as a bridge between the two devices.
Microsoft has become more of "Here is our software, but we really are not going to show you the big picture of how to utilize it better, even though it is really robust." They just forget that there is another user group out there that is into entertainment and media, just as large of a group as the business consumer side.
I even tried to get my son to utilize WMC with his 360, but he really never liked the two together, so he mainly just used the 360. Now of course since the 360 has died, he is going to change gears and go with a PS3, which will be good, since he will now have a BD and be able to interface it and the Sony BD together.