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General => Users => Topic started by: wierdbeard65 on March 17, 2007, 09:48:07 pm

Title: Why the split?
Post by: wierdbeard65 on March 17, 2007, 09:48:07 pm
Hi,

Ok, for quite some time, I've been getting into Linux and also thinking that some sort of networked PVR would be cool, particularly commercially (I was the IT manager for a school and was looking at the possibilities for delivering video to classrooms.) Then I discovered MythTV. WOW I thought, gotta get that. Just as I was researching it, Pluto appeared on the radar. WowWow, but without seeing a "proper" demo I wasn't sure how much time and effort to put in. Suddenly, I stumble across LinuxMCE with a DEMO VIDEO!!!! WowWowWow!!!!

So, I start to have some questions (please bear with me!) as to what the "best" system would be as well as some others.

Long list, I know, but I have very little money to throw at the system, so don't want to wast any (or any time, for that matter!)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Why the split?
Post by: kir on March 19, 2007, 07:15:27 am
Hi!

- I found the following article, describing the goals of split: History of LinuxMCE (http://www.linuxmce.com/wiki/index.php/History)
- As far as I can see, LMCE is a fork of PlutoHome, so it has all the features (i.e. core/router/orbiters), so it is definitely not a 'souped MythTV'
Title: Re: Why the split?
Post by: pirothezero on March 22, 2007, 11:13:38 am
It seems like the most important point imo that is on that history page is the desktop mce idea that would enable this mce to be an option on all desktop that a novice and advanced user alike can use. Personally this is one giant step that needs to be taken in order to advance the desktop market due to Apple and Microsofts adamant explorations into the living/family/game room for market share.

Looking forward to see what this project develops into.