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DeveloperAurelien Jacobs and Benjamin Zores (Core Maintainers)
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest release2019.04.27 / 27 April 2019; 4 years ago (2019-04-27)
Available inInternational (multiple languages)
Kernel typeMonolithic
user interface
LicenseGNU GPL and various other open-source software licenses
Support status

GeeXboX (stylized as GEExBox) is a free Linux distribution providing a media center software suite for personal computers. GeeXboX 2.0 and later uses XBMC for media playback and is implemented as Live USB and Live CD options. As such, the system does not need to be permanently installed to a hard drive, as most modern operating systems would. Instead, the computer can be booted with the GeeXboX CD when media playback is desired.[1][2] It is based on the Debian distribution of Linux.

This is a reasonable approach for those who do not need media playback services while performing other tasks with the same computer, for users who wish to repurpose older computers as media centers, and for those seeking a free alternative to Windows XP Media Center Edition.[3]

An unofficial port of GeeXboX 1.x also runs on the Wii.[4]


GeeXboX version Release date
CuBox armada5xx 26 March 2019
CuBox-i imx6 27 March 2019
Raspberry Pi bcm2708 27 March 2019
Raspberry Pi 2 bcm2709 27 March 2019
Generic i386 27 March 2019
Generic x86_64 30 March 2019
Utilite imx6 28 March 2019
Cubieboard a10 28 March 2019

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "GeeXboX Media Center distribution reaches 2.0 - The H Open: News and Features". 8 December 2013. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  2. ^ GeeXboX LiveUSB HTPC Linux distro hits v2.0, adds ARM support for multi-core video decoding
  3. ^ "GeeXboX, Windows Media Center Killer". Retrieved 24 September 2022.
  4. ^ "GeeXboX - WiiBrew". Retrieved 24 September 2022.

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