MarqueeHD Media Center : Usenet In Your Living Room

A couple weeks ago we learned that the team over at MarqueeHD is testing the Newshosting Usenet client on their media center.  Along with supporting SABnzbd newsreader and a wide variety of online media services.  That sparked our interest enough to check out the video on their homepage and screenshots of SABnzbd running on the MarqueeHD.  We’ll let you know once the Newshosting client has been added.

Obviously our focus is on Usenet but the MarqueeHD offers a wide variety of pre-installed software.  Ranging from SABnzbd to Boxee and Firefox.  We’ll share more apps in a moment.  The media center runs on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat which was aptly released on 10-10-2010. They are currently testing Ubuntu 11.10.

The MarqueeHD media center hardware specs include an Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz dual-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 video card, 4GB of ram (upgradable to 16 GB), 2 TB of hard drive space and a Loop air mouse.  You can find the full hardware specs for the MarqueeHD here.

The MarqueeHD media center includes software like SABnzbd, Newshosting client (coming soon), Boxee, Hulu, Amazon Video on Demand, Amazon MP3, Firefox web browser, Flash player, Rhythmbox music player, Tranmission BitTorrent client, several media players and more.  You can find the full software list here.

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