LinuxMCE success story #1: Core/Hybrid

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As you may know Linux is more sensitive to drivers system than Windows. That’s why Windows dominates in the HTPC area. But it doesn’t mean that you cannot use Linux to build your home media center. You should just be carefully when you choose its components. Here is a list of hardware which work fine with open source home automation system LinuxMCE – support Alpha Blended GUI and HDTV:

  • Motherboard: Asus K8V
  • Processor: AMD64 3400
  • RAM: 2Gb
  • Video adapter: Nvidia 6600GT
  • HDD: as more as you want
  • CD/DVD writer: some
  • Remote control: FiireChief

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    1. AndyB, 1. October 2007, 10:24

      Does anyone have a definitive spec for a “Media Director” how much of the local resources are used if it net boots?

  • Michael Stepanov, 2. October 2007, 9:27

    The spec should be according to your desires. For example, if you’re planning to use Alpha Blended UI2 and watch HDTV you should choose right video card (GeForce 6XXX is the best choice), fast processor and 1Gb RAM minimum (2Gb might be better). But if UI1 and standard TV are enough for you you definitely don’t need something extra ordinary. The spec above is for core/hybrid. So, for standalone MD you can use something simpler.

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