I applied for the beta program for Microsoft's New XBox Experience (opens new window) and received an acceptance email today. Hopefully the new dashboard will be available for download tomorrow, so I'll have that and the new version of Ubuntu (opens new window)/Mythbuntu (opens new window) to download. Below is my acceptance email, as my way of gloating!
from: email@example.com to: firstname.lastname@example.org date: Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 2:05 PM subject: Congratulations on your acceptance into the Xbox 360 Fall Flash Preview Program.
Congratulations on your acceptance into the Xbox 360 Fall Flash Preview Program. As a member of this program you will be receiving the New Xbox Experience (NXE) System Update. The update will be made available to you on or before November 1st. In order to receive the update, log in to Xbox LIVE with the Preview Program registered console.
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Also, all weird formatting in this email was in the source. This includes spaces at the beginning of paragraphs, double spaces around certain words or phrases (which appear to be where variables have been programmatically substituted with text) and raw html characters (" instead of a double quote, ")