I’m happy to be one of the first boxee.tv alpha testers. Boxee is based up on the well known Xbox Media Center (XBMC) Sourcecode, which has been ported to Linux and OS X.
At the moment there is just a alpha release of the Mac Version out, Ubuntu 7.10 Version will be released within the next days. I’m really waiting for it, so I will get it on my plasma.
But for now I just checked the OS X version…
The UI is such a new experience (sorry don’t know if i’m allowed to give you screen shots).
The user is able to use Last.fm, Twitter, Tumblr and so one directly built into it. So all off your friends may see what you are watching/listening/… at the moment.
Because of XBMC at the bottom, boxee supports all kind of Media (video, audio, pictures….)
I really hope boxee will get some public attention in the future, so the project (and espacially the userbase after the public alpha) will grow fast.
The only thing I’m really missing is the ability to have television (maybe with integrated vdr futures). Also a cool thing would be miro integration.
I will write an email to the developers, if they give me an ok, i will write a small review with screenshots…. May be I will do a little screencast with boxee running on my home theater.