GeeXboX LiveUSB HTPC Linux Distro Hits v2.0, Adds ARM Support for Multi-Core Video Decoding and Spesifications GeeXboX 2.0

GeeXboX is a free and Open Source Media-Center purposed Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers.
GeeXboX is not an application, it’s a full-featured OS, that one can boot as a LiveCD, from a USB key, an SD/MMC card or install on its regular HDD.
GeeXboX provides you a ready-to-be-used, plug-and-play Media Center application that can play any kind of multimedia content (Audio, Videos, Photos …) from any location (CD, DVD, Bluray, HDD, USB, Samba, NFS, UPnP, SHOUTcast …).

and recently, GeeXboX  released version 2.0 for their latest products that run on Linux. Like version 1.2.2 , the HTPC-centric Linux distribution allows users to decode media on dual- and quad-core systems, with added support for devices running ARM SoCs (like the TI OMAP4 Pandaboard and Tegra 2). The new 72MB version ditches the unique ISO generator tool, legacy HDD installation, support for V4L Analog and DVB Digital TV cards (although the manufacturer promises the last digital feature "will come back shortly").

<b>GeeXboX LiveUSB HTPC Linux Distro Hits v2.0, Adds ARM Support for Multi-Core Video Decoding and Spesifications GeeXboX 2.0</b>

Main Spesicifications GeeBox 2.0

Supported Architectures:
  • x86 32 and 64 bits PCs
  • ARM TI OMAP4 Pandaboard
  • ARM nVidia Tegra2 Harmony
  • Linux Kernel v2.6.38.8.
  • Systemd v29.
  • BusyBox v1.19.2
  • Connman Network Manager v0.76.
  • Xorg Server v1.10.3.
  • Mesa v7.11.
  • OPKG Package Manager v0.18
  • USB persistent user data storage.
Audio Drivers:
  • ALSA v1.0.24.1.
  • Support for Analog, SPDIF and HDMI output devices.
Video Drivers:
  • Support for Intel, nVidia, ATI, Matrox and VIA GPUs.
  • Support for CRT, LCD and HDMI output devices.
  • OpenGL and OpenGL|ES hardware assisted graphics acceleration.
  • VDPAU, VA-API and Crystal HD hardware assisted video decoding for nVidia, Intel and Broadcom GPUs.
  • Mouse and Synaptics touch pads.
  • HID Keyboards.
  • Remote Controls.
Networking Features:
  • NFS shares.
  • Samba auto-discovery.
  • UPnP / DLNA media discovery.
  • ZeroConf services announcements.
  • HTTP server.
  • FTP server
  • XBMC Media Center 10.1 “Dharma” frontend.
  • Movies and TV Shows, with subtitles support.
  • Music Collection
  • Pictures and Slideshows
  • CDDA, DVD and (unencrypted) Bluray support.
  • Media Database Support.
  • Internet MovieDB / TVDB metadata and covers grabbers.
  • Skins
source : GeeXboX

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