Microsoft has started taking beta-tester applications for the next update to Windows, an upgrade to the Windows Media Center functionality within Vista. Dubbed 'Fiji' by some, it will not be a separate operating system, a la Windows Vista, but instead an update atop Vista, according to messages posted at Green Button a site dedicated to Media Center.
Jessica Zahn, a programme manager on the Media Center team, opened the beta-tester selection by pointing users to a link on Microsoft's Connect site. Potential testers must complete an online survey, submit it to Microsoft and then wait until 31 May, when the pool will be picked.
Zahn did not clue in testers to a release date for the Media Center update, or whether it will precede or succeed Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), a roll-up of fixes Microsoft has confirmed but not yet set a release date for.
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