Making Business Profits With XBMC

I’ve posted many times about XBMC; about how to add it to your Ubuntu repository list and how to fix a installation error and more; And some of you might be wondering why post about free things, simple: because there are ways to profit from (free) open source software like XBMC.

Linux is open source and free as we all know, though did you know that corporations are making huge profits from it? You might have heard of Red Hat, or even Kubuntu and you surely know about Firefox; all of these are open source (which means you can see the source code which runs them), they are all given away from free (as in beer) and yet they still make a profit! How? Well, that’s not really a mystery though it does require you to think outside the box.

One of the things you can do is offer service! You cannot directly sell open source software, because of the license, though you can profit by offering technical support and other services like Red Hat does! There are plenty of places to read about profiting from open source software in general out on the internet or in print, but here I’ll focus in on how you can profit from XBMC.

I’ll cover some of the possibilities and a few of the big no-no’s (legally and ethically).

XBMC 9.11: Camelot Finally Out!

XBMC has finally hit it’s latest milestone release: 9.11 Camelot. This release marks a great step forward in the media world. Why? Because this release offers plenty of space to create plugins, skins and plenty more. If you are using Ubuntu or any variant of it, you will already have the update ready in your

Automatically Add XBMC To Your Ubuntu Repository List

A few people been wondering how to easily enable or install XBMC on Ubuntu. It’s rather easy and I have said how to do it before. BUT Ubuntu Karmic makes life a bit easier if the repository used the PPA system. The old way to add a repository to your source list was to go

XBMC Beta 2 Now In Kubuntu Karmic Repos!

Rejoice! The newest latest and greatest version of XBMC is almost out. Their latest release, which hit the repo’s early today morning (for you us in the EU) or late last night for ya’ll back West, is the Beta 2 release. What is in this glorious Beta 2 release? Well, just like in the Beta

XBMC 9.11 Alpha 2 in Kubuntu/Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

Great news everyone: As fast as the XBMC creaters can push it, the Ubuntu people toss the latests builds into Kubuntu Karmic 9.10. Currently we are up to XBMC 9.11 Alpha 2. This news is a little bit late getting out, I this this update come into my repo’s a few days ago. Sorry for

XBMC 9.11 Alpha in Kubuntu And Ubuntu Karmic Repositories! Hurray.

Previously I posted about how to get XBMC installed in Kubuntu Karmic 9.10 using the Jaunty repositories and a small work around (here). Today I noticed a update to XBMC in the Jaunty repositories for XBMC 9.11  Alpha (xbmc_9.11~alpha1-jaunty1_amd64.deb to be exact). So I thought, hey … on XBMC’s blog they said a new release

No Stable Offical XBMC on Karmic Until A New Version Of XBMC Comes Out

XBMC is a beloved application by many. It is cross-platform, running on a multitude of systems ranging from the original Xbox to computers with graphic card processing enhancements. The application is a huge success, going toe to toe with the best that the commercial applications have to offer! One of the great reasons is due

Install XBMC in K/Ubuntu Karmic With Ease! liblzo1 Library Solved.

Love XBMC? Need it and want it in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic? But can’t get it installed because of a missing package that won’t install? Search no further, I have your solution here. First things first, head to the XBMC wiki site and follow the instructions to add the XBMC repository here: Update 2: XBMC