Kevin Purdy from Lifehacker posted earlier this last week about how to "geek out" with Windows Media Center but in such a way that non-geeks can take advantage and use. For you Windows Media Center geeks (or aspiring geeks) out there - this post is a must read. In the post, Kevin talks about Netflix, easy sharing of media using Windows 7's HomeGroup feature, Internet TV, and installing a TV tuner turning your PC into a DVR.
MrAlex has said it all. All I want to say is awesome post :)
I was always wondering, is it possible to have -just- Windows Media Centre, the application, as an OS for a Media Centre? I never saw the need for have the complete OS such as Windows 7 or Vista, but just WMC as a standalone.
I say this because I remember going to the Ideal Home Show in the UK and they were displaying a Media Centre that was using what only seemed like WMC by itself.