[olug] Very general question....

DYNATRON tech dynatron at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 17:34:14 UTC 2011

boxee is a fork of xbmc. i have heard good things, but i use plain old xbmc
on several platforms and enjoy it a lot. works great with SMB shares.

both support python scripting, which can be quite fun if you want to get
your hands dirty. i have heard that boxee python isn't as good as plain

a lot of people on this list use myth. i hear good things.
On Dec 15, 2011 10:21 AM, "SndChaser" <sndchaser at cerebralrift.org> wrote:

> So, last weekend I was in Sol's and found an Acer Aspire X1200 (
> http://bit.ly/s6Oq2O) sitting on a shelf without a price tag on it.  The
> thing I noticed about it is that it has an eSATA port in addition to it's
> HDMI port.  So, I pulled it off the shelf and put it on the counter and
> asked one of the guys "how much?"  They came back with a price of $200 for
> everything (computer, keyboard, mouse, and monitor).  I managed to talk 'em
> down a bit more and went ahead and bought it.  After cleaning it up
> (cleaning the heat sink, blowing out the dust, and washing the case
> thoroughly), I set it up in my living room and started playing with it:
> upgraded the firmware, and grabbed a live XBMC disk...  Everything is
> running like a top on it: video is working well, audio is perfect, etc.
> So, here's the situation / question: I am planning on making this a
> permanent Media Center.  I'm going to get a 60G SSD for it, get my RAID set
> up (eventually) and install something.  That's the question: what should I
> install?  So far it seems like XBMC, MythTV, and Boxee are the three
> primary choices.  But does anyone have any specific recommendations?
> I'm currently leaning towards XBMC on top of Arch, but I am definitely
> wide-open to suggestions.
> George
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> Or at least, the words of your mama.
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