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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Sabayon linux
by Darkness on Fri 30th Oct 2009 13:25 UTC
Darkness
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2005-08-27

Sabayon linux might be something to look into.
http://www.sabayonlinux.org/

It is based on Gentoo but provides also binary packages instead of compiling everything from source.
So no debian package management, but portage is similar.

Sabayon comes with XBMC. I think you could even choose to have it boot directly into XBMC during the installation. At least with the previous version.

Artwork is also very polished.

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RE: Sabayon linux
by mechanyx on Fri 30th Oct 2009 14:15 in reply to "Sabayon linux"
mechanyx Member since:
2007-04-05

I second Sabayon. It implements a true BSD style ports tree where you have both pkgsrc and pkgadd except pkgsrc is Gentoo's emerge and pkgadd is equo. It's my first choice for any job.

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