Raspberry Pi: XBian Media Center published in the first beta distribution




Raspberry Pi: XBian Media Center published in the first beta distribution

The Raspberry Pi was here many times an issue, after all, he is very versatile. However, many of you use it simply as a cost-Media Center PC, which is passable work for little money with XBMC and brings you a lot of media content into the comfortable living room.

For me, the Raspberry Pi is currently running with the distribution Raspbmc , but there are alternative distributions such as OpenELEC or XBian that are absolutely worth a look once.

While it has been a while Raspbmc published with a stable version, one is at XBian slower. After all, there is but recently the first beta version 1.0, which you can watch if needed once. Frequently mentioned advantages over Raspbmc are the shorter boot time, and the slightly faster menu in XBMC.

With the beta you some bugfixes. Firstly comes the latest version of XBMC 12.2 Frodo to use. The developers have also updated the Linux kernel to achieve improved stability and speed. For many of you expected the integration of SuperRepo be interesting.

SuperRepo tried the various far-flung addons that you can later install XBMC to install additional services (eg Google Play Music for XBMC ) to manage a repository, so not a lot of manually zip files need to be installed by you. Meanwhile, there are about 1039 different addons that are continuously checked for updates. Of course you can re-install in the other distributions, only future shipped directly from XBian.

Personally, I am satisfied with Raspbmc and can not complain. But who wants to experiment and possibly obtain some more speed at the one point or another XBian can install once and try it yourself. But keep in mind that this is still a beta and therefore in stability may still have some errors.

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