WMC Plugins that I use

As you know that I have setup a HTPC which I have described it here. My HTPC project is still ongoing and ever ready to evolve.  In order to enhance my HTPC experience , I have decided to use additional Windows Media Centre plugins to make my life easier (I could just control it with a remote). This would allow me to do additional things and expand my HTPC.
 
Here are some of the plugins or software that I use
 
1. Kylo Web Browser
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Kylo is an amazing browser. It is built upon Firefox and it is designed for big screen . As you could see the buttons and text size are large enough so that you could sit back and surf the Internet. Its great for reading news online , checking out scores or simply just quickly check your e-mail on the big screen. With Flash compatibility and the ability to use Windows Media Center Remote for navigation , it makes an ideal Web Browser for your Media Center
 
 
2. Hulu Desktop Integration 
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Hulu made an awesome application that allows you to watch hulu programs without a web browser. This Intergration tool serves as a middle man , allowing you to launch Hulu Desktop via Windows Media Center. What it basically does is that it minimizes Windows Media Centre and starts Hulu Desktop. If you close hulu desktop , bam it shows back Windows Media Center. So it makes it seamlessly
 
 
3. BBC iPlayer for Windows Media Center 
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There is even a BBC iPlayer addin for Windows Media Center. It makes it easier for me to watch programs such as Top Gear , Click and BBC News. All done with a touch of a button that is.
 
Oh yeah if you are outside US/UK , you would probably need to use VPN , so that you could use BBC iPlayer and Hulu . So what other add-ins do you use. Kindly share and leave a comment

AMD and OSX Lion Progress

It’s great news for AMD users out there as bronzovka has finally managed to get up AMD Systems to play nice with OSX Lion. A guy by the name R:A:W:X86 took a step further by allowing AMD Bulldozer CPU to work with Lion and as well as fully 64-bit support for AMD processors (yes you can run in 64-bit kernel mode). At the moment there is no clear guide or installation software that to work with AMDs yet. I was hoping that my good friend , Conti updates his myHack to make it AMD compatible or a special version with AMD. If I have the time (which I should find),
 
So what I would currently recommend to folks that want to try AMD is that , you would have to a working OSX86 Installation and try with swapping with the kernel (I am quite sure that you have probably installed on an Intel system). Get RAWX86’s kernel , swap it and test it out. At least your system should boot , if it does not. Its time to troubleshoot and remove offending kexts.
 
AMD Users rejoice and I am quite sure that in OSX 10.8 , there would be good news – as we have people who have managed to get AMD working in OSX 10.7 and have released their sources and diffs so that talented developers out there can carry out their work and improvise it !