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The Battle of Media Centers for Linux

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If there is one thing that seems to be standard in the open source world, it would seem to be the abundance of overlapping projects that might be better suited to work together rather than completing software visions on their own. Today, we are going to look at the trend and even consider some examples.

Media Center, Linux Style. Media Center/Front Row options for the Linux box is a great concept, right? Well, even though the creator of this concept made it very clear that this is not to become a media center type application, in many ways, that is exactly what it would become if developed.

As the description stands now, the concept of this "Arena" is that of a media browser vs. a full blown media center type solution. Fine, be that as it may, I cannot help but feel like I have seen this someplace before...

Elisa Media Center. When I first discovered this project, I had to admit that the milestones seen thus far are impressive.

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