Installing XBMC in Ubuntu 8.10

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How to install X-Box Media Center in Ubuntu 8.10.

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How to install the key

Christos's picture

You say in the video you are not going to go over how to install the key. Where? Did you go over it in linux minutes or somewhere else? If you could post the link that would be great!

Thanks in advance.

XBMC is the name

Luigi Capriotti's picture

XBMC is the only official name of the package, "X-Box Media Center" is not.

Yes yes...

Shawn Powers's picture

But it started as XBMP (X-Box Media Player), and then moved to X-Box Media Center, THEN I suppose transitioned to strictly "XBMC" -- but the irony of software originally designed for the X-Box working under Linux makes me happy. So, I wanted to point out the history if nothing else.

To be honest, it sorta annoys me that on the website, it's listed as "XBMC Media Center" -- because that MC was at least originally an acronym for "Media Center".

But yes, I suppose you're right. I'm still not changing it though. hehehehhee.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter


Tuxly_Tuxford_McTuxtington's picture

I had no idea that XBMC was even available for linux... and it's nice that it's so easy to install!

By the way, I noticed that you use apt-get and apt-cache. Beginners might find aptitude a tiny bit easier, since the main functions are "aptitude install" and "aptitude search" instead of apt-get and apt-cache. Just my 2 cents, anyway. :)

Yes, well...

Shawn Powers's picture

You're not the first to suggest I'm a bit old-school with my apt-get methods. ;) The truth is, apt-get/apt-cache is what I know and what I'm used to. No political agenda, just habit.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter


Tuxly_Tuxford_McTuxtington's picture

There's nothing wrong with being old-school. :) Actually, my favorite thing about linux is that there's almost always a handful of ways to do any one thing!

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