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D-Link's New Boxee Box Runs Linux, Eyes Netflix 138

DeviceGuru writes "OpenBoxeeBox.com is reporting that D-Link's new DM-380 Boxee Box, demonstrated last night in New York at Boxee's Boxee Beta unveiling, runs Linux but does not yet stream Netflix video-on-demand titles. However, according to an unnamed Boxee insider, 'the goal is to have the device support Netflix.' The DM-380 features ports for HDMI, optical digital and analog audio, dual USB, and wired Ethernet, plus it has an SD card slot and built-in WiFi. Photos and screenshots are at OpenBoxeeBox, and additional details are on D-Link's website."
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D-Link's New Boxee Box Runs Linux, Eyes Netflix

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  • opengl to directx? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by gEvil (beta) ( 945888 ) on Wednesday December 09, 2009 @10:21AM (#30376682)
    Interesting bits from the Boxee beta preview page. [openboxeebox.com] First it lists 'Official support for OS X "Snow Leopard" and Ubuntu "Karmic"', then it goes on to say:

    Finally, Ronen notes that with the Beta release, Boxee's graphical engine has migrated from from OpenGL to DirectX, allowing it to take advantage of Direct X video acceleration.

    So the "officially supported" OS X and Ubuntu versions will be running on OpenGL, but the Windows version gets full hardware acceleration by using DirectX?

  • by Nerdfest ( 867930 ) on Wednesday December 09, 2009 @10:23AM (#30376702)
    One could argue that the design discourages the rear vents from being covered (from what I remember of seeing the design before) but yeah, I prefer audio/video equipment (and computer equipment) to be as FSM intended ... black & rack mount.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller