Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, XBMC is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).
The latest version available is XBMC 13.0 “Gotham”, which has been recently released, coming with support for 3D movie playback, enhanced PulseAudio support and improved settings. For more information about this release, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install XBMC 13.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing XBMC 13.0 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the xbmc package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xbmc
Optional, to remove xbmc, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove xbmc
You can also disable the PPA, uninstall xbmc and restore all the packages updated cia the XBMC ppa to the version from the official repositories, via ppa-purge:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:team-xbmc/ppa