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[News] New Set-top Box Uses Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 (Solid Koala)

  • Subject: [News] New Set-top Box Uses Ubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 (Solid Koala)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:12:28 +0000
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Mykaâs New Media Player Now Available

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| Creators of the Magic Box, Myka has announced 
| the availability of their new set top box 
| that theyâre calling the ION.
| The ION is based on Ubuntu 9.10 and carries 
| a full software feature set. The system 
| supports the much beloved Boxee, which acts 
| as a web video aggregator. Boxee on the ION 
| can be synced with other Boxee 
| installations. XBMC is also featured for 
| media management tasks, and the ION sports 
| a beta version of Hulu Desktop.



Myka's Linux-based BitTorrent box great home theater PC for lazy people

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| With as many set-top boxes as there suddenly appear to be in the home video
| market, as long as any one of them has a strong central feature, it could be
| the one that becomes a household name. Look at TiVo, Slingbox, and AppleTV:
| Each of these built a TV-based ecosystem around a single unique feature:
| TiVo's was the DVR, Slingbox was the place-shifting concept, and AppleTV was
| iTunes.
| Now, IPTV startup Myka has designed its own media center STB, focusing on
| BitTorrent as its winning central feature. And while it doesn't carry all the
| functions one would expect in a home theater PC (HTPC), it offers enough
| power and functionality to be considered a little more than your
| run-of-the-mill set top box. Like the title says, if you're a little bit
| lazy...you could even consider Myka a pre-built HTPC. Betanews got an
| exclusive look at this new device.


Myka open-source media player takes on Apple TV

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| Attempting to take on the Apple TV comes Myka, an open-source digital media
| receiver that trades movie studio approval for a standalone BitTorrent client
| and more A/V codec support than you could shake a metaphorical stick at.
| Packing hard-drives up to 500GB in capacity, the compact box also supports
| remote access from any internet-enabled PC or cellphone.


Myka sneaks BitTorrent into the living room

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| OK, perhaps not so sneaky, there's a nice big BitTorrent logo right up front,
| but Myka seems to be quite the end-to-end solution for getting those torrents
| up on the big screen. The box hooks up to the internet via LAN or WiFi,
| includes a 80GB, 160GB or a 500GB drive for storage and runs a torrent client
| on Linux.

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