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Boxee for Mac, Linux, PC to get major remake in fall

updated 10:45 am EDT, Mon June 13, 2011

Boxee desktop getting big fall update

Boxee swung its focus back to the desktop on Monday with a promise of a major update for the Mac, Ubuntu Linux, and Windows versions of its media front-end app. The new version will bring the reworked browser and content options that have been present on the Boxee Box in recent months. The code would also be more closely in step with the dedicated box in the future.

A new interface appeared to be likely based on a screen cap.

The release should be available in the fall, Boxee said. Its open-source code base would also be simplified to make modifications easier.

Company founder Avner Ronen explained the lack of recent attention to the desktop app as a combination of low resources and the fundamental shift in technology. The startup had to write a "completely new OS" with a more advanced setup process and its own special hardware requirements. Supporting it was actually harder than if the company had started fresh, he said.

The app has been considered one of the go-to shells for home theater computers but has faced a tough fight against Plex and other equivalents that have come since.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Grendelmon

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Dec 2007

    +2

    Nice

    Although I still use Plex the majority of the time on my Mac Mini HMPC, Boxee shows promise. Their Netflix plugin is waaaay better than the buggy piece of garbage that Plex uses.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    0

    Re: Nice

    Interesting, since I found Plex to be a piece of c*** compared to it's source, xmbc. I could never get Plex to do anything I wanted it to do that XMBC could easily do.

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