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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In a similar place
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:53 UTC
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I'm on a similar look for a good media center setup. Mythbuntu or Knopmyth would be my first guesses. Mandriva would probably cover your hardware (2008.1 or the netbook build maybe?) abut it's Myth install in 2008.1 was less polished. Debian Stable would have been my first pick to try. Ubuntu 9.10 is based on Debian's testing brand I believe. Lenny wouldn't give you the latest version numbers but may give you a stable system with the bits your looking for. The few odd drivers and codecs where dead simple to setup.

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RE: In a similar place
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:54 in reply to "In a similar place"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm actually leaning towards Mandriva too. I'm going to figure out if it makes it easy to install Boxee and Chrome.

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RE[2]: In a similar place
by spiderman on Fri 30th Oct 2009 13:23 in reply to "RE: In a similar place"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Yes, install Mandriva, then VirtualBox and install Ubuntu 9.10 in VirtualBox and then install Boxee. Then run Boxee in Ubuntu in VirtualBox in Mandriva.
The Ubuntu problem should not exist in VirtualBox and you can still have a familiar distro with everything you like.

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