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[News] Boxee Comes as GNU/Linux Box

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Big Predictions, and a Hardware Announcement, From Boxee

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| We've written about the Boxee media center 
| application a number of times here on 
| OStatic. One of the main differentiators 
| between Boxee's open source media center 
| platform and other similar applications is 
| that Boxee is chock-full of social and 
| sharing features. You can discuss shows and 
| video clips and music with friends online--
| as you consume them. Boxee is also gaining 
| more and more community-built plug-ins. 
| Today, at the NewTeeVee Live event in San 
| Francisco, Boxee CEO CEO Avner Ronen made a 
| significant product introduction, and quite 
| a few surprising predictions.


Boxee confirms set top box coming

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| Boxee, the open source home entertainment 
| system has announced that it will be 
| launching its own set top box next year when 
| the service goes into public beta.


Boxee Box in the works

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| The Boxee Box in currently being developed 
| and prepared for commercial release after 
| the launch of the public alpha for Mac/Linux 
| in January at CES earlier this year. 



Boxee Will Blow You Away

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| Boxee is a cross-platform freeware media center software with promising new
| social networking features. Boxee is based on XBMC media center, an award
| winning open source project. Since i had  already tested the latest XBMC
| 9.04, i was not expecting anything dramatic from an alpha release of Boxee. I
| was way wrong.


Boxee vs. Zinc vs. Hulu

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| As far as the BoxeeBox is concerned, I canât wait to revert to being back
| using a Linux platform for all my media streaming-media needs.


Boxee Battles Big Media

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| Boxee was first released in mid-2008 to users of Apple (AAPL) Macintosh
| computers and machines running the Linux operating system.


Boxee hack restores Hulu (sort of)

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| Unfortunately, Linux users will need to be patient for a few weeks while all
| these enhancements get phased into the Ubuntu version of Boxee, according to
| a Boxeeâs blog post on the new Hulu support.


Why Does Everyone Heart Boxee?

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| The buzz has been building for Boxee lately. Mainstream news outlets like The
| New York Times, BusinessWeek and NPR are getting hip to the little
| open-source media center that could quite possibly change the way you
| experience TV.


Boxee now open to all Ubuntu, Mac, ATV users

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| Boxee has just opened up its free A/V media center platform to all Ubuntu,
| Mac, and AppleTV users. Additionally, Boxee for Windows has
| entered âprivate-alphaâ phase, during which prospective users apply for the
| software online and wait for a download link.


Boxee: Open Source Connected TV


Boxee does better

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| So, credit where it is due - it at least looks like Boxee is trying to both
| recognize and comply with the GPL.


Boxee plugs into Joost, MTV Music

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| In addition, Boxee will be totally opening up its Mac, Linux, and Apple TV
| alphas to anyone who wants to sign up. The Windows version, however, will not
| be entering an open alpha, but rather an invite-only alpha while it scales.

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