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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:48 AM
KostaBr KostaBr is offline
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Default New blog post - "Boxee for PC, Mac, Ubuntu Getting Fall Update"

".....Good news for PC/Mac/Linux users - we are working to update the downloadable software version of Boxee and hope to have builds available this fall so you can enjoy the updated browser, improved playback, and lots more content that are currently available on the Boxee Box....."

for the rest of it: http://blog.boxee.tv/

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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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*jumps around* like a little school girl.

p.s. KostaBr, its "for the rest of it: http://blog.boxee.tv/" not "for the reset of it: http://blog.boxee.tv/"
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Thanks, didn't notice it
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Old June 13th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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Good news for PC/Mac/Linux users – we are working to update the downloadable software version of Boxee and hope to have builds available this fall so you can enjoy the updated browser, improved playback, and lots more content that are currently available on the Boxee Box.

We know Boxee users on computers have been frustrated with the long wait and we want to be open with you about our priorities, growth, and the future of Boxee.

We started Boxee in 2007. Our goal was to make a box that people could easily plug into their TV to watch whatever they wanted from the Internet or their home network. After a while, we realized it was going to be very hard and expensive for us to build a box and decided the quickest way to get Boxee into the hands of users would be to release downloadable version of the software. A beta of Mac and Ubuntu versions came out in 2009 and we later added support for Windows.


While the downloadable software gained fans we never lost that initial dream of building a Boxee Box, so we were very excited to partner with D-Link and work together on making a Box. That decision in the summer of 2009 has given shape to the company Boxee has become.

The reason is simple – the effort to build the Boxee Box involved writing on a completely new OS, handling a totally different and more involved setup process, support for new security mechanisms, writing a new browser, integrating new hardware libraries for video, audio and graphics handling, and many more tasks. It was (and still is) an enormous task for a relatively small team, keeping in mind that we weren’t “starting from scratch” – we were adapting a product and code base that already existed which is considerably harder.

At a certain point we had to focus everyone on the Boxee Box to make sure we hit deadlines. After launch we needed everyone working to address feedback and our own demands for where we wanted the product to be. All of it came at the expense of the downloadable version. The gap between the CE and computer version grew bigger. However over the past couple of months we’ve taken steps towards bridging that gap.


We are going to release an update for the downloadable version this fall, and hope to keep it more up to speed with the CE version going forward. We also hope to make the open source version of the downloadable version easier to use for people who want to build out their own versions of Boxee. That said, updates for the downloadable version will most likely lag behind the versions of Boxee for devices.

source: boxee blog
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Old June 13th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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If the past has been any indication, this should hit around February 2012.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Quote:
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If the past has been any indication, this should hit around February 2013.
Fixed that for you.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Hasn't anybody told you guys that software is developed on a logarithmic time scale?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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New layout looks cool, will the Boxee Box follow the same UI changes?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:11 PM
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I think that's the (very early) alpha version

take a look at the image url: images.appleinsider.com/boxee-20081001-1.jpg
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:49 PM
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Yeah, I really like that new layout. The announced timeframe is a bit of a disappointment, but as long as "fall" doesn't come to mean December or even later, I'm still on board.

Anyone else notice the music button on the left-side panel? Let's hope they're making some strides there, too. It's sorely needed.

Anyway, great news that PC versions are still coming and great interface concept going forward!
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