Rule #1 - Be Patient - Rule #2 - Don't ask when, if you don't contribute - Rule #3 - You have coding skills - LinuxMCE's small brother is available: http://www.agocontrol.com
The MB in that box is too limited to really work. You can get the box without software here http://ewayco.com/ and the prices is cheap, but its not got the video processor or memory to support the needs of media.
Thanks for the information guys.I was thinking about the Zonbu mostly for music in the "non entertainment sections" of the house, with only a very small screen. Or a webpad remote.For the other areas I am considering Fiire units.