June 15th, 2009

Illuminati

I ask, they answer, it just takes a few months

I wanted a small box to put under my TV and play video of all types from my NAS - somethign that would run XBMC.

At the time, the best I could find for that form factor and low price was the Apple TV.

And suddenly, there's going to be a glut of them, based on the NVidia ION platform, using an Intel Atom.  Starting with this box - which runs Linux from an 8GB SSD, has HDMI output, and is tiny.  Oh, and would allow me to plug in a wireless USB keyboard/mouse.

Oh well, not going to upgrade _this_ fast - and I'm sure the line will only get better over time.  So when next year's bonus comes in something like this will look very tempting.