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Boxee To Release Last Software Update For PCs

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    Boxee to Release Last Software Update for PCs - Lauren Goode - Commerce - AllThingsD (click for full article)

    "Boxee, creator of the Boxee Box, a D-Link device that streams live video to your television set, is getting ready to deploy updated software for PCs and Boxee Box devices.

    An expected software update on a slow day at the end of December is hardly big breaking news. But for start-up company Boxee, it signals a shift away from its software for PC browsers and a focus on Internet-connected TVs: The company says version 1.5 of the software will be its last Boxee update for PCs, Ubuntu and Mac computers.


    It will be launched along with a Live TV dongle for the Boxee Box later in January.


    Version 1.5 of the downloadable software on the Web will include better file support, a new onscreen display, search functionality, HTML5 WebKit-based browser, and will support multiple languages. It will run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Mac OS X 10.6 and higher, Linux Ubuntu 11.10, and will be available on Boxee.tv through the end of January.


    And for those who would rather develop their own software for Boxee: The company is also releasing an open source version of its software."
     
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    Boxee Said To Drop The PC Client Biz With Latest Boxee 1.5 Version
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    "Boxee version 1.5 will be the last PC client there is, it seems they no longer want to support that build your own Boxee box initiative. It's partly because they see the Internet TV revolution moving away from Boxee-style boxes and instead going to connected TVs and secondary devices.

    But I'm not so sure that I can agree with them, perhaps they just don't see a way clear to build in all the support they need in one client and so are hanging up their hats. That's OK though, things like Google TV and the new wave of connected TVs will surely take up some of the slack. Seems they think that no one will want to watch video on their desktop TVs anymore (seems they haven't met a lot of us)."
     
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