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OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 Works On 4K Graphics, RPi ALSA

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Published on 20 April 2014 12:44 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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The OpenELEC Linux distribution aimed for home theater PCs and other multimedia Linux experience is nearing its 4.0 release and is powered by XBMC 13.

Released this weekend was the sixth beta of OpenELEC 4.0. Some of the major changes for this latest beta of the HTPC Linux distribution include experimental ALSA support for the Raspberry Pi, WiFi / wireless driver improvements, some 4K Linux display improvements, runs on the Linux 3.14.1 kernel, and has numerous other improvements.

Those wishing to learn more about OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 6 can find out all of the details in full via OpenELEC.tv.

For those interested in the Linux support for Ultra HD / 4K display support, be sure to read last month's 4K display testing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On a related note is also our HiDPI display-related articles on Phoronix.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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