Well sort of. Because Crystalbuntu 2.0 is on the way.
This is the last update for the current version of Ubuntu. Now that NVIDIA have updated their drivers and made them compatible with Apple TV again, it means you can update your kernel too. The advantage to this is that you can get drivers for newer hardware such as TV adapters. However, Ubuntu 8.0.4 is an old platform, so I may as well upgrade the underlying operating system Crystalbuntu runs on, to the 12.04 LTS release of Ubuntu when it is released.
This is going to require a lot of time consuming work on my part. I have to effectively build the entire Crystalbuntu OS again, but its worth it to users I do believe, as they’ll be able to expand their systems greatly in terms of software, driver support and performance. This means users will be getting a whole new Linux system for their Apple TV, specifically tailored for 1080p playback through XBMC and built on the foundation of Crystalbuntu.
For now though, this update brings you the following:
- PVR support included in XBMC again
- New NVIDIA drivers: More support for display devices, offer better EDID handshaking, refresh rate issues are fixed and better performance.
- New IO scheduler brings much better performance for users running off of USB
If you’d like to make a donation to support the new release of Crystalbuntu, or even this update, you can do so by clicking here. This is a sign of my continued support for this project which seems to be getting more users every day!