[TriLUG] OT- The death of TV?
timjowers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:01:52 EDT 2007
please add me as timjowers at yahoo.com. I could not sign up for the forum on
their site so cannot post my interest in a Linux port. I'd like to know how
it performs on TimeWarner or DSL.
On 7/31/07, Kevin J. <mrkevinj at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I just got an e-mail to download the beta of Joost, and it's pretty
> Given the lack of any compelling content on cable TV, and the VHS(or
> higher)-quality of streaming video, I'd give cable TV programming another 5
> years at most (IPTV anyone?).
> There is currently no version available for Linux, but I tend to think it
> will be available eventually as there is an entire section for "Other
> Platforms" on their forum. There is a Mac version, but this competes
> directly with Apple TV so I'm sure Apple is not to keen on it. In fact, this
> makes a very compelling argument for purchasing a Mac Mini for a few hundred
> dollars more than an Apple TV, and simply doing away with cable TV
> altogether. The Mac Mini already has a remote and a slick UI that works very
> well with a HDTV; and now with Joost, it would be reasonable to never watch
> cable TV again.
> It says I can invite others to try it out so if anyone is interested, just
> send me an e-mail off-list. There are some complaints on the forum about
> invites not working, but I haven't tried it yet.
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> thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein
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