Friday, May 27, 2016

Portable GeeXboX

Portable GeeXboX 3.0 (Bootable HTPC) is an embedded Linux distribution which aims at turning your computer into a so called HTPC (Home Thter PC) or Media Center. Being a standalone Live-based distribution, it's a rdy to boot operating system than works on any Pentium-class x86 computer or PowerPC Macintosh, implying no software requirement. You can even use it on a less computer, the whole system being loaded in RAM.

A shiny new GeeXboX relse has arrived! GeeXboX 3.0 is a major upgrade that integrates XBMC 11 “Eden” and adds the long-requested PVR functionality. This mns you can finally use GeeXboX to watch and record live too! In addition to our usual x86 ISOs, this relse is also available for several embedded platforms, with working full HD and graphics acceleration for most of them.

A yr in the making, this new GeeXboX 3.0 relse is the accomplishment of hours, days, months of efforts from a lot of people. The ISO of “GeeXboX for PC” edition grew up to 140 MB, mostly due to additional firmware and drivers to improve hardware support. We still think of GeeXboX as a lightweight distro, aiming at targeting the most PCs and devices as possible. The whole base system has been overhauled as usual, with countless package upgrades for improved stability and functionality, also benefitting from several improvements to the underlying OpenBricks build system. GeeXboX also support many embedded devices running ARM SoCs (such as TI OMAP4 Pandaboard, nVidia Tegra 2, Solid-Run Cubox powered by Marvell Armada, ST- Snowball), and more will be coming soon. Preliminary support for AC100 (Tegra2-based netbook) and Raspberry Pi is alrdy integrated in the development tree.

Here’s a roundup of the new relse:

New ftures:

XBMC Media Center 11 “Eden” frontend.PVR support for DVB Digital , to watch and record live Improved remote control supportSupport for Full HD s on PandaBoardSupport for Full HD s on CuboxImproved HDD installationInstallation support for (U)EFI systemsInstallation support for SSD’s


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