« on: July 27, 2007, 10:50:08 am »
I installed it to last night instalation went very smootly as per teedge77 post. The caching of the Kubuntu cd seemed to take forever, I thought initially that the installation had stopped. There was an option to install a piece of software called "Lame" with the software to paly encrypted dvd's. I chose to install both. I set it up and played with it for a few hours. I like the new videos I think that they add a professional touch to the install. There have been a number of changes to the LM Launcher just extra options.
I have noticed some small changes such as the interface seems far better designed and integrated there is now a red outline when you choose an option which makes it easer if you are using a Wii or gyro remote.
There have been a number of fixes for problems that I had been having with 1.1b2 mainly that I was able to setup my spare dell pc as a MD (not via network booting) and it worked first time and looks great. My Microsoft remote issues seem to be fixed as well. Still having problems with my Squeezebox it was recognised and the software installed but will still not show my music collection.
It also seems faster at cataloging, the media on my external drives was catalogued very quickly within around ten minutes of the install and all my content was then available. Some DIVX videos that had refused to play previously now play without issue.
The compting option has some new entries for You Tube, Google video, Weather and Traffic. There are also new progress bars which include more info and these are very useful.
My initial thoughts are that this release seems much more integrated than the previous ones and there seems to have been some work done on the interface it also seems to load faster than previously. My first experience is very promising and I am very impresed. Thanks to the team for this release.