Some time ago I bought a Netgear EVA 8000 HD, it is a media player that plays multimediacontent on an USB disk or your network. I quickly realised that the firmware it was born with was bugridden and not quite ready. It is save to say that I was a bit disappointed. But mutch to my surprise I discovered that not only was I not alone in my disappointment, Netgear was developing the software for this player rather aggressively! The first update fixed a LOT of bugs and I have become a betatester for Netgears developmentbranch of the software and they ship a new betafirmware approximately once a a week.
It is turning out to be an interesting, rather than disappointing, piece of hardware 🙂
I completely forgot to mention that it runs Linux!