[TriLUG] OT- The death of TV?
mrkevinj at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 31 17:26:19 EDT 2007
Ok, I think I got everybody. If someone didn't get an invitation (some might have gotten two, sorry), please let me know.
----- Original Message ----
From: Mike Shaw <mdshaw89 at gmail.com>
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:20:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT- The death of TV?
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.
Looks like there is a forum article on getting Joost working with Wine:
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