XBMC ‘Atlantis’ Beta 1 released

Media-Portal is not the only open source HTPC program on the block, XBMC, perhaps known for their great looking skins, is another major contender in the arena. XBMC has evolved into a multi-platform software that supports Windows, Linux and Mac. Do keep in mind XBMC supports a lot of stuff but if you are looking for TV tuning you will want to look elesewhere.


2. The second item is the initial release of “XBMC Live“, a bootable CD which gives users the opportunity to try XBMC on their computer, without touching their harddrive. In addition, XBMC Live allows installation of XBMC, complete with an operating system, onto a USB flash memory sticks for a permanent, fast booting, dedicated set-top-box style installation of XBMC. XBMC Live is designed to support Microsoft’s MCE Remote and USB receiver out-of-the-box.

If you want to get an idea on how pretty you can make XBMC, I encourage you to take a look at the graphics & skins forum located here.  All I can say is WOW.