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Apple TV running full version of OS X

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  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Apples newest offering - the Apple TV, costs a mere $299 US Dollars with a better graphic card than the Mac Mini and is actually a Intel based PC. Some talented coders have now managed to run the current OS X version on the hardware. There are also clear instructions, if you want to do so yourself.

    Source: Engadget
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    sweet! If they have the proper guides and all, i might pick one up.
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    Hey guys.

    I've been wondering if anyone has one of these and has modded it at all. There's a fix to re-enable USB here: http://0xfeedbeef.com/appletv/

    Things I would love to see working on this machine:

    Videoconferencing! (iChat, Skype, etc.)
    DVD playback! (Almost there, need to get USB Mass Storage working)
    Emulators! (Pretty much there, we have game controller function confirmed)

    What other uses can you think of?
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    What exactly is aPPle TV and 300 bucks is cheap as hell for a computer?
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    Apple tv is a mix between a media router, and media center for itunes only. it object is to stream itune content from your pc to your hdtv.
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    It's important to note that it's INTENDED for iTunes only, but actually works with everything now that the AwkwardTV project has gotten Perian working on it.
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    I knew the hack would come along quickly. I'm seriously debating one of these now.
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    Thanks KTr, Iwas thinking it was a laptop or something

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