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Element media.OS v1.0 Beta Now Available

Jan 22, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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The first beta of what will become Element MediaOS version 1.0, an HTPC centric distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10, is available for testers and developers. Element is designed for HTPCs and aims to integrate GTK applications into a ten-foot user interface through a unique implementation of the XFCE environment.

The first beta of what will become Element MediaOS version 1.0, an HTPC centric distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10, is available for testers and developers. Element is designed for HTPCs and aims to integrate GTK applications into a ten-foot user interface through a unique implementation of the XFCE environment. Its started as my own project to set up an effective media center for my own HTPC that would allow me to utilise certain GTK applications without straining my eyes to read the dialog fonts. I decided it would probably be beneficial to other users who were seeking something similar so I am hoping I can get an active community of media center enthusiasts to get behind it and support it.

This beta version is based on Ubuntu 9.10 and features Epiphany for web browsing, Fotoxx for image manipulation, Decibal Audio Player, Totem Movie Player, Transmission Bittorrent Client, plus the XBMC Media Center. You can easily add-on packages for Boxee and Hulu from the Element website.

To download the Element Beta please visit

http://www.elementmypc.com

Additional Technical Notes:
Version #s of most important packages.
Linux 2.6.31, glibc 2.10.1, gcc 4.4.1, Python 2.6.4, GTK 2.18.4, XFCE 4.6.1, XBMC 9.11, epiphany-browser 2.28.0, transmission 1.75, decibel-audio-player 1.0, totem 2.28.2, brasero 2.28.2, element-app-finder 1.0

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