Starting With XBMC 14, The Project Will Be Renamed To Kodi Entertainment Center 14 (Kodi 14)

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).

Starting with XBMC 14, the open-source software will be renamed to Kodi Entertainment Center, Kodi 14 being the first release.

Starting With XBMC 14, The Project Will Be Renamed To Kodi Entertainment Center 14 (Kodi 14)

XBMC goes for Xbox Media Center and so, the developers do not have any legal control over the name and that an issue. The developers have a lot of work to change the code the reflect the new name and to finalize the work at the new logo.

At the beginning, XBMC was called Xbox Media Player and has been created as a standalone application for Xbox, while in 2004 it has been renamed to Xbox media Center (XBMC).

Also, if you don’t have XBMC already installed but you want to try it, the latest stale version available is XBMC 13.1, while XBMC 13.2 Beta is also available.

To install XBMC 13.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xbmc

Or, install XBMC 13.2 Beta on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/unstable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xbmc

Optional, to remove either xbmc stable or xbmc beta, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove xbmc

 

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