Microsoft MSNtv article on Gizmodo

Credit goes to Karim on Channel9 for pointing this out…

It looks like the target market is the “non-adopters”, or the folks who wouldn’t be on the internet otherwise, similar to WebTV. This is a small market, but I’m thinking the low price will make it fairly hot in the gift arena.

If this is too successful, Microsoft might even run into a situation where it cannibalizes other product lines. For those of us who provide “free tech support” to family & friends, this might be a lot more attractive of an option than repeatedly cleaning spyware of the old PC that we cobbled together from old parts, just so that someone can browse the web & write email. Granted, Micrsoft would probably love to see someone signed up for a subscription based service rather than have them using old licenses of Windows98 and Office97…

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