Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.WIndows Media Center (codenamed "Freestyle" during development) is an application with a 10-foot user interface designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub for the living-room TV. IT is included in Windows XP Media Center Edition, which must be installed as an operating system, as the application cannot be added to an existing installation of XP. IT is also included in premium editions of Windows Vista (Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate) and Windows 7 (all editions, except Starter and Home Basic). IT is designed to be controlled by special remote controls which prominently feature the Green Button (similar to the logo to the right), but can also be operated with a mouse and/or keyboard. THis button is used to either launch Media Center from Windows or to return to the Start Menu from within the application. MEdia Center plays the computer user''s pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations. IT then categorizes them by name, date, tags, and other file attributes. MEdia managed through Media Center can also be relayed via a home network to standard TV sets via the specially designed Windows Media Center Extender or the Xbox 360.