I applied for the beta program for Microsoft's New XBox Experience 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/Mythbuntu to download. Below is my acceptance email, as my way of gloating!

from: msftconn@microsoft.com to: mark@honeychurch.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.

In participation with this program, you should not move your storage device (hard drive, or memory unit if you do not have a hard drive) to any other console as it will also update that console.  If an unregistered console is updated with the NXE update, that console will not be able to connect to Xbox LIVE until the NXE has been officially released on November 19th.  Please remember that your participation in the Public Preview Program is subject to the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use.  We thank you for your participation and hope that you enjoy the New Xbox Experience.  See you online,  The Xbox 360 team

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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, ")