October 8, 2007 - 11:14 am - Posted by iDunzo
Mythbuntu has released a new 7.10 beta, based on the Ubuntu 7.10 beta, which features a number of enhancements and new features.
Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative optimized for setting up a standalone MythTV DVR system.
The project is not part of Canonical, nor is it officially affiliated with Ubuntu.
MythTV is a popular open source DVR solution that works well for converting an old PC system into a DVR box.
Mythbuntu allows users familiar with Ubuntu to easily set up a lightweight MythTV installation.
Programs not necessary for MythTV, such as OpenOffice, Evolution, and the full Gnome desktop, are omitted from Mythbuntu.
Version 7.10 is still a beta, but the release notes provide the following list of new features:
- Xfce based setup. No more openbox, it’s not even installed on the disk
- Network Manager included.
- VNC can be installed from multiple locales on disk
- ubuntu-mythtv-frontend isn’t used at all.
- Lots of additional features for mythbuntu-control-center.
The Mythbuntu Installation can also be performed directly from an existing Gutsy installation now via Firefox.
For more details and complete list of new features and bugfixes, check out the Mythbuntu release notes.
If you’d like the give Mythbuntu a try, you can download it from the site or via your favorite bittorrent client.