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Old 05-10-2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Best Linux HTPC OS

What is the best linux HTPC OS?


Links and reviews would be great.


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The best ever Linux distro is Ubuntu.

http://www.ubuntu.com

It should work on a HTPC. Ubuntu is the best distro I have EVER seen, I have bean running it for a while now and I have not had any problems with it.

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What additional software will I need to make my HTPC complete?

Like recording stuff.

Since, I wont be using MCE.


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What additional software will I need to make my HTPC complete?

Like recording stuff.

Since, I wont be using MCE.


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Audio recording?
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Well...Yeah.


Like recording movies, tv shows, ext. Like what TiVo does.
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If you have TiVo it does not hurt to try it on Wine. If not, I'll look around.

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http://mythtv.org/

check with your cable provider if they support any PC tuner cards before building the rig.
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I don't have TiVo.
I have 2wire's latest HomeZone receiver.


I downloaded Ubuntu for 64bit AMD and intel.
I plan on using a dual core Pentium D.
1Gb ram.
Massive Hdd space.
A decent mobo.
A decent gpu.
a nice tv tuner and sound card.
And a nice psu.

And does this always have to be on?


How would I set it up?

With the tv tuner and soundcard and stuff. And having a 360 connected and disconnected along with the TV.
I plan on removing the 360 and tv for Xbox LANs.

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http://mythtv.org/

check with your cable provider if they support any PC tuner cards before building the rig.
I was just about to link that same exact thing. It looks better than messing with Wine, after all Wine is not perfect.

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mythtv makes a version that runs on your xbox 360 as well.

View the wiki page for installation and set up walk throughs

http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ubu...llation_Guides
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