The OpenELEC the embedded Linux distribution operating system has today been launched as OpenELEC 2.0 and comes with XBMC V11 (codename Eden) embedded within.
OpenELEC has been designed to enable users to transform their PC into a home theatre entertainment system, that can boot within just 10 seconds and perform similar functions to a connected DVD player or Sky/Cable box.
“OpenELEC 2.0 aims to allow people to use their Home Theatre PC (HTPC) in the same manner as any other device attached to your TV – like a DVD player or Sky box. Turn on your box, and OpenELEC is ready for usage in less than 10 seconds – as fast as some DVD players.”
OpenELEC runs on most Intel and AMD 32-bit and 64-bit hardware, and has been specifically designed to run XBMC, without the normal installation and setup issues associated.
Supporting Intel, Nvidia ION and AMD Fusion based systems, OpenELEC supports most wireless and wired network cards together with support for most of todays cutting edges graphics cards. For more information jump over to the the OpenELEC website for dull details on OpenELEC 2.0.
Source: Engadget : OpenELEC
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