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Instant XBMC by Charles McColm

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Installation

Versions of XBMC are available for a number of operating systems and hardware. We'll concentrate on installing the XBMCbuntu, the official Linux + XBMC distribution of XBMC, as it can be installed on most desktops or notebooks that have been made within the last five years. XBMCbuntu can be run on its own as a "Live" media center off a USB key or installed to a hard drive. There are two official versions of XBMCbuntu:

  • For AMD-based systems
  • For Intel or NVIDIA-based systems

We use the XBMCbuntu Intel/NVIDIA version, but the installation steps apply equally to both versions.

Minimum hardware requirements

Current minimum hardware requirements for XBMC can be found at: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMCbuntu. On PC architecture, the ...

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