Monday, November 26, 2012

OpenELEC 3.0 Beta 1

Stephan Raue has announced the availability of the first beta build of OpenELEC 3.0, a major new update of the project's Linux-based embedded operating system built specifically to run the XBMC entertainment media hub: "The OpenELEC team is proud to release the first beta of OpenELEC 3.0. Internally this is known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 2.95.1. Shortly after our OpenELEC 2.0 release we are proud to present our first OpenELEC 3.0 beta. With this new version come many exciting updates. Based on XBMC 12.0 Frodo, OpenELEC 3.0 brings official support for our first ARM devices, the Raspberry Pi, Linux kernel 3.6, improved PVR support and of course, the long-awaited audio engine. This new version of OpenELEC also includes many driver updates, including new support for many DVB and wireless devices. The new boot to RAM option allows PXE systems and slow devices to boot even faster than before." Read the full release announcement for a detailed list of new features and screenshots. Download (MD5): OpenELEC-ION.i386-2.95.1.tar.bz2 (103MB), OpenELEC-ION.x86_64-2.95.1.tar.bz2 (106MB).

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