Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 11:51 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical is indeed bringing a TV to CES. But it's not about hardware just yet: Ubuntu TV is a brand new derivitave of Ubuntu, with a full-in TV-optimized UI inspired by Unity, and full-on media center and DVR features. There's a movie, TV and music store, a YouTube app, and of course it's all optimized for a lean-back remote experience. The software will be free for manufacturers to package with their TVs, and Ubuntu says there will be TVs on shelves by the end of the year."
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RE: Raspberry Pi
by Laurence on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:23 UTC in reply to "Raspberry Pi"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Hope they make a version of this that's designed to work with the raspberry pi when they are finally released.

It would make a super cheap htpc solution

The most expensive thing would probably be a nice wireless remote/keyboard to use with it.

It seems like this isn't available as a downloadable OS (at least not yet) which is a great pity.

I'm not the biggest fan of Ubuntu (in fact I pretty much hate all forms of Ubuntu for both desktops and servers), however where I do like and run Ubuntu is on my media centres. It's quick and easy to set up and can boot straight into XBMC so the OS remains largely transparent (but you know you have a full working desktop available should you ever need it).

So I'd definitely give Ubuntu TV a try if it is ever released as a separate product.

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RE[2]: Raspberry Pi
by theARE on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:47 in reply to "RE: Raspberry Pi"
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2006-11-30

Hell I wouldn't mind paying a small fee if they made a version for the raspberry pi that was preconfigured and preloaded on an SD card.

Buy the Raspberry Pi, buy an SD card from Canonical that has Ubuntu TV pre-configured and pre-loaded

Though I guess it would take some of the fun out of it :-)

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