Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:07 UTC
Linux I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I have an Atom 330-based tiny computer which I use as my HTPC. It performed its job fine running Windows 7 and Boxee, and over the past few months, it ran Mac OS X Leopard with Plex. Now, however, I want to try Linux as an HTPC operating system, but I kind of ran into a roadblock there with Ubuntu 9.10 - so the question is: what is a good HTPC Linux distribution?
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Alt Install and Slackware
by Zujin87 on Fri 30th Oct 2009 14:13 UTC
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2009-10-30

I would try the Alternate install first for Ubuntu. My old P4 refused to install Ubuntu without it. I'm actually running Xubuntu with XBMC installed on that system now.

I'm currently running XBMC on Slack 13(x86) and it runs very nicely. I plugged in my wifes Dell MC remote and it worked instantly. Yes, it has more setup time but also has less overhead out of the box. I installed XBMC using a Slackbuild but there might be a pre-built package out there. No idea how it would run on a nettop.

Edited 2009-10-30 14:14 UTC

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