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Boxee eyes HTML5 goodness, ditches Gecko for WebKit

Boxee, everyone's favorite open-source underdog in the emerging entertainment-center-in-a-box market, has been using Gecko for its on-board browser for years now. That's all about to change, according to Boxee's Lead Apps Developer Rob Spectre, who told GigaOM that the team was looking to make good use of HTML5, and saw a shift to WebKit as the best way to get there. Boxee users should expect to...

Boxee beta unveiled: Cross-platform media player gets a major facelift

Boxee is a media center application for Mac, Linux and Windows that gives your PC a more TV-like interface for interacting with music, movies and pictures. Of course, that's what Apple Front Row, Windows Media Center, and Linux apps like MythTV do as well, but Boxee has a heavy emphasis on web content and it's kind of like an all-in-one jukebox for internet video, music, and podcasts. Boxee...