It’s pretty obvious folks. AppleTV runs a mod of Leopard.
The screen saver for one: Core Animation.
I’m going to enjoy watching how this first OS update behaves. Does the device auto update? (probably). Can it be updated by an Apple Update Server on the network? (Ah! Now THAT’s kind of interesting talk!) After all the build in the unit I have is 8N5107. Which is conspicuously enumerated betwixt Tiger and Leopard’s seeds naming conventions. Hmm?
OK, for the conclusive bit I’d like to offer one last bit of puffery (which, alas, I cannot prove out myself at present). Has anyone connected the unit directly to their Mac and tried to BOOT off of it? Haven’t seen or heard of that trick being attempted yet… NOTE: I cannot be held liable for whatever (good or bad) comes of this musing. Beware, foul things could happen as a result should you try this.
I’m particularly interested to see how it behaves in conjunction with the latest Leopard seed. Shouldn’t be any different. But, you never know… All the doors and windows are less than locked down on the seeds…