I am interested to exchange some experience with the new My Book Live.
The box is very fast, quiet and relative eco-efficient.
What I have discovered so far:
First step is to open the access via ssh - either via the download config-file -> amend -> upload config file but be aware to do it from another linux, cause the file structure is quite sensitive to changes - or via the hidden web http://mybooklive/ui/ssh. Login first and then go to the hidden site. The password is written on the site too.
After getting access to the box I discovered a Lenny Debian - not whole distribution and an amended one for the NAS. CPU — Power PC.
First thing I did, was to disable the Twonky Server as this one lead to some problems (to many files, different media formats etc.).
I installed MiniDLNA instead. This works fine - is much smaller, though less features and no web access.
Next I installed webmin to the box to get some graphical access to the box, but with much more features.
No I can amend nearly all of the features the box carry by default or I had installed previously.
One thing regarding webmin made me some headache - after installing webmin, the standby of the box (i.e. drive) didn't work anymore.
After some time I discovered that the box uses a RAM-Disk for all logging - quite similar to the enhancements for the older MBWE -> lookup in the web.
After changing all logs to the /var/log folder and disabling the search for updates by webmin the system went into standby as used to do before.
So make sure any installed prog will use the /var/log folder for logging.
Next issues for me are to get a script for rsync the data with my backup server and enabling nfs support for the WD TV Live. A further interesting feature would be to WeDav support (via the istalled apache2 - server).
So far from my side. As I said I am very interested to discuss your experience with the box.