Apple TV users, rejoice—the Boxee beta has now made its way to your favorite set-top device.
In the past, you could install the free Boxee media-center application (based on the open-source XBMC) on an Apple TV using a USB thumb drive and the atvusb-creator software. I did just that with the alpha version of the software, and soon after found myself using the Apple TV much more frequently. It was no longer a niche hobby product I used whenever I wanted to rent a movie, but a fully featured media station.
For those without an Apple TV, Boxee also runs on Intel Macs running 10.4 or later and PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (plus Ubuntu Linux). You can download it now from the Boxee site.
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