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Old 07-02-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
grandoak
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windows based cctv and linux distro's


hi guys
newbee on this site looking for some advice.
here goes- i am an experienced security installer and who installs pc based cctv systems.i haven't an issue using the windows operating system for my pc recorders but i do have an issue with the 100 plus tag on each operating system every time i build a pc.
hence the post
is there a linux operating system that will run windows based program- i had heard of a "lindows" version but i know next to nothing about linux.sorry to sound so stupid but is there such a distro or not and if not anyone know of a linux based cctv system
cheers
 
Old 07-02-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
ankscorek
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any linux distribution will fulfill your dreams...try lindows..xandros..suse...redhat...slackware


your choice dude
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #3
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If I were in your position, I would try out a few different live distributions untill I found one that recognised the hardware. Slax(based on slackware) Knoppix(based on debian) or mandriva one, or even xandros(it's proprietory though)

Or ask in the "kernel" or the "hardware" forum about the specific hardware you use most.

Cheers

Last edited by GlennsPref; 07-03-2006 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 04:40 AM   #4
BruceCadieux
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Head on over to http://www.zoneminder.com/. It is a complete and very nice security Linux application for cctv, and other cameras.

If you want quick no hassle installations and or just want to try it out, then download their live CD, it works extremely well, if you like it then you can install it via an icon on the desktop.

Once installed to the hard drive, it can be updated to the latest release via rpm files.

They have a great forum, with folks using many different distributions of Linux. I have installed it on a SuSE machine, and have used the Live CD installed to hard drive and am very happy with it. I use it with a Picolo 2 capture card, a Checkpoint CCTV camera, and also with a pinhole wireless camera, works great and I highly recommend it over running windows in Linux.
 
  


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