Good evening fans, welcome back :) I hope all my Canadian friends had a good thanksgiving weekend. Myself, I spent some quality time with my parents back in my ol'hometown. There is nothing like quality "mom food." I don't know what it is, but it always tastes better!? Speaking of tasting good, I have some extra sweet juice lined up so go grab a glass....
ATI Supports Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
"Extensive Line of Hardware and Software Products"
MARKHAM, Ontario – October 12, 2004 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY,
NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced support for the new Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which was unveiled today. ATI has leveraged years of expertise in the consumer electronics market to offer industry leading hardware and software technologies that complement Microsoftâ¬™s digital entertainment centerpiece. ATI has a solution to match the graphics and multimedia needs of every Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 system including graphics and video processors, key software technologies, high definition television cards, integrated platform solutions, mobile graphics solutions and Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 solutions. Additionally, ATI offers dedicated support and resources for PC builders and system integrators supporting Media Center Edition 2005 systems.
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That looks to be all for this installment friends. See you in a few hours :) - Cheers