Meet Microsoft, Home Networker
The Colossus of Redmond's next bold move is into routers that'll let consumers connect their digital devices together and to the Net Microsoft Corp., whose software as come to dominate the workplace, now wants to take over your living room. Last October, the Redmond (Wash.) software giant launched Windows XP, the new operating system that makes it a snap to organize music files and gather digital photos. Microsoft then jumped into the video gaming market, with its Xbox game console. And on July 11, it plans yet another bold foray, this time into home networking.