[olug] Tiny computers

Adam Lassek adam at doubleprime.net
Mon Apr 5 22:48:02 UTC 2010

If you want an HTPC for an HD flatpanel screen, you need a GPU chipset with
hardware acceleration. 1080p resolution is not easy to achieve, especially
given the Linux GPU driver situation.

IMO the best HTPC on the market is the Mac Mini running Boxee. If
you're dead-set on running Linux, you will have to sacrifice Netflix

Or you can wait for this: http://www.boxee.tv/box
Pretty sure it'll be running an embedded Linux distro, so no Netflix either.


On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Kevin D. Snodgrass <kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com>wrote:

> I remember some time ago talk about little computers like the Marvell
> Sheeva Plug.  I also found the fit-PC.
> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/976/1/
> http://www.amazon.com/fit-PC-Slim-Linux/dp/tech-data/B001L18ED2/ref=de_a_smtd?ie=UTF8&m=A3J2VUK9571N8X
> Anybody get one?  Or something like these?
> My neighbor asked me about setting something up so he could watch youtube
> on his 50" plasma.  He has an 8 year old PC at the other end of the house,
> and wifi setup.  (Not sure why the wifi with only one computer...)  Simple
> is better, and something like a Sheeva Plug sounds like it would work.  Any
> other ideas?
> Kevin D. Snodgrass
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