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Old 08-26-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux Media Center Better Then Windows Media Center?


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With the release of Windows Vista, using your PC to watch and record TV has become a whole lot easier. Now, for the first time, Windows Media Center comes bundled with Home Premium and Ultimate versions of the standard Desktop operating system. However, Vista is pricey, and its form and function are of course dictated by Microsoft. If you want full control over your Home Theater PC (HTPC), and don’t want to have to pay Microsoft for it, then Linux is a more than capable alternative base for building a system of your own. Currently, the two dominant players on Linux are Mythtv and, to a lesser extent, Freevo. We’ll take a look at both of these applications as well as others you can use to create a fully functional Linux HTPC.

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