XBMCbuntu has ninja powers. If you are a new user, this is the preferred method to test and install XBMC. You can try XBMC without installing on a new machine or home theater setup. Why is this important? Because you can decide later that XBMC is not for you. I can tell you right now you wont decide such a thing. You will get hooked on the incredible power and potential of XBMC. Download the latest version of XBMCbuntu below. Read the instructions to test XBMC with a CD or USB stick.
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Burn the image you downloaded into a CD with your favorite software. Restart the computer, choose boot from CD and follow the instructions to see XBMCbuntu in operation or, if you’re sure that it’s the media center software of your dreams, install immediately.
Download UNetbootin, install and start the software. Select the XBMCbuntu disk image you just downloaded and follow the instructions. Voila, XBMCbuntu without wasting a CD. Please, please, please use a USB stick without important documents. You can lose every document on that USB stick. Consider yourself warned.