Cooliris Releases Its First Add-on for Firefox on Linux (Plus, Quick Impressions)

Cooliris is announcing the release of its first Firefox Add-on compatible with the Linux platform. The new add-on has been tested and confirmed to work with Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 10, and OpenSUSE 11. Requirements: Firefox 3, Flash 10 plugin, and the latest proprietary driver for your NVIDIA or ATI graphic card (Intel integrated graphics work [...]

GeeXboX 1.2 Released as Final Version before Going 2.X

GeeXboX 1.2 has been released on the world! This is the final release of the free Linux Home Theatre PC distribution before GeexXbox gets a visually stunning overhaul in 2.0. This long awaited update includes several new features the community has been clamoring for. Probably the most intriguing update in this release is the new Win32 [...]

ATV Bootloader Adds XBMC & Boxee Functionality to Apple TV

Big news today for all the Apple product hack lovers. Andrew Kippen at Stage Two Consulting (Boxee's marketing partner) has tipped me off that as of this morning ATV Bootloader has added the XBMC and Boxee plugin to ATV USB Creator. So what does this mean to the average joe? Andrew says: "AppleTV will play [...]

Happy Belated 25th Birthday GNU!

[youtube=] Freedom Fry — "Happy birthday to GNU" Mr. Stephen Fry introduces you to free software, and reminds you of a very special birthday. Sorry I'm a little late on this one. On September 2nd GNU celebrated its 25th year of existence. As an advocate for software freedom, the promotion of the free GNU/Linux operating system, and the [...]

Orb Extends Anywhere Media Access to Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices

Orb Networks today announced that it has added support for Intel® Atom(TM) processor Z5XX series-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) to its award-winning media access service. Orb is making it easier for users of Moblin-based ( mobile linux devices to find and enjoy content from their PC while on the go. Orb Networks, the place-shifting and media [...]

Dell Adds MP3/WMA/WMV/DVD/HDMI Support and More to Latest Ubuntu Linux PC Offerings

Kudos to Dell for adding support for these popular codecs and technologies out of the box. Multimedia support has been a long time bug-a-boo (mostly on the legal end) since Dell decided to launch their Ubuntu Linux PC lineup last year. However, that's now changed. Dell is now bundling support for popular multimedia codecs [...]

CherryPal Announces World’s First Two-Watt, $249 Personal Computer

CherryPal, Inc., maker of green, affordable, easy-to-use personal computers, today formally launched its CherryPal™ cloud computer, the most energy efficient and affordable desktop computer available. CherryPal is a completely new type of PC that has no moving parts, contains 80 percent fewer components, uses only two watts of power, and is highly secure. The CherryPal, [...]

MythTV Community Eyeing Roku Netflix Player Box after GPL Code Release

It appears that Roku might be smarter than we give them credit for. The company has just released GPL code for its $99.99 Netflix Player that's got the hacker community buzzing — in particular, the MythTV community. MythTV developers are sizing up the Netflix Player box and coming to the conclusion that it'll make a [...]