Whosa, the developer behind the EeeMC project, announced yesterday, December 27th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the EeeMC 12.04.24 Beta operating system.
EeeMC 12.04.24 is now based on the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system and includes the latest MythTV 0.24 open source digital video recorder (DVR) and the powerful XBMC Media Center 11.0 Beta, the award-winning, free and open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media.
"Even though this is a Beta, still works better than Ubuntu 11.10. So with minimal setup requirements the user will have an excellent HTPC based on Ubuntu 12.04."
"Any problems with Remote may need accessing Dash home > Mythbuntu Control Centre > Infrared. If correct Remote shown, access another Remote, Apply, then enter correct Remote, Apply. Will then need to setup .lircrc again." - said Whosa in the release announcement.
Being a Beta release, EeeMC 12.04.24 has a couple of issues here and there, but it works better than the previous version based on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and it also includes interesting features, such as the addition of a PulseAudio-based 15 band Graphic Equalizer, which can be easily configured for different sound setups.
Users will also be able to compile their very own ISO image, which allows for custom Name, User Name, or Computer Name. How to instructions are included in the EeeMC 12.04.24 ISO image.
The Mythbuntu installer will also be incorporated in the final release of EeeMC 12.04.24, as well as a tuned system for Brisbane, Queensland.
To start the system, users will need to use the "ubuntu" username and no password. For more information you can always access the EeeMC official website.
Download EeeMC 12.04.24 Beta right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a Beta release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.