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Boxee aims to shake up the home theater

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| Based on what it does now, Boxee has high potential. The media center that I
| spend the most time with is MythTV, which by comparison is a royal pain for
| all media types other than recorded television. Boxee would benefit from the
| addition of a search function, but already its local content browser and
| media player are stable and easy to use. Accessing Internet content directly
| from the media center is far better than dropping out just to use a
| specialized app like Miro.
| Ronen describes the goal of Boxee as providing the "truly connected
| experience," noting "it just doesn't make sense that your media center
| experience is going to be disconnected from the rest of your online social
| activities." On that point, he is entirely right -- media center software
| sorely needs to be taken out of appliance mode and made as interactive as
| every other activity on the Internet. Keep an eye on Boxee; as the code
| matures, it may just change what you expect out of media centers, and you may
| want drag a PC up to the television to give it a shot.



Weekend Project: Boxee, Part 2

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| I think Boxee is a great product. I have tried MythTV and some other media
| center products and I think Boxee has a good concept on their hands. It
| handles your collections of media very well and offers the possibility to
| share your activity with friends. Boxee may be the media center answer to
| Twitter.
| I intend to follow the Boxee team’s work and I look forward to the next
| release.


Boxee: linux version is available

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| [I]f you already received an invite then you’ll find links to download
| versions for Ubuntu 7.10 and 8.04. we figured that between Gutsy Gibbon and
| Hardy Heron we will cover most of the Ubuntu users out there.

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