OpenELEC 7.0 Kodi HTPC Linux Distribution Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 29 December 2016 at 09:08 AM EST. 1 Comment
MULTIMEDIA --
The folks behind the OpenELEC Linux distribution that's designed around the Kodi HTPC/multimedia software have pushed out their big "7" release to end out 2016.

OpenELEC 7.0 is shipping this morning and it's built atop Kodi 16.1 Jarvis. OpenELEC 7.0 is making use of Mesa 11.2, X.Org 1.18, systemd 229, LLVM 3.8, and Linux 4.4 for forming its operating system stack. OpenELEC 7.0 also supports the AMDGPU driver, updates to the Intel support code, and merged the NVIDIA Legacy driver into their generic build.

Also new to OpenELEC 7.0 is support for the WeTek Core devices, which are some Android TV boxes powered by an AMLogic SoC. Lastly there is now Bluetooth audio support as well as re-including OpenVPN support too.

More details on OpenELEC 7.0 via OpenELEC.tv.

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