Friend of the site Erica over at TUAW has been feverishly hacking away at her AppleTV and has “successfully” loaded iTunes on the unsuspecting box. Success can be defined as the application actually loading, but strangely missing its fonts.
For the most part, you need to run iTunes over a VNC connection from a normal Macintosh, but once you get going you can stream the audio live from any radio station for an indefinite period of time. Make sure to use the Apple Remote about once every twenty-to-thirty minutes to keep Apple TV from automatically going to sleep.
When the AppleTV came out we were exchanging emails on how ‘hackable’ the little gizmo would be and we both agree that it has exceeded all expectations. Wonder how long until somebody ports linux to work on it?