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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 09:13:51 pm »
They do of course have a lot of capital, which can be used to give incentive to 3rd party hardware manufacturers to cooperate in the integration process.

Yes they do. But I think that this will be far outweighed by the resistance more service providers have to ceding everything to MS again. The fact is these mass market HA devices are going to be very light weight low cost devices right from get go and that better fits the Open, Linux based path than the MS route. The only fly in that ointment is what Apple might do next... they have a closed ecosystem but they know how to deliver simplicity and if they decided to do something like an AppleTV device that was able to do a tiny amount of HA... that might be a different story.

However even if Apple decide to play in this market... the market is so lbig and growing so quickly that there is room for a lot of players in the medium term.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2012, 09:54:46 pm »
I think what you are going to eventually see, is some sort of consortium of all the major players come together to develop and license some sort of standard. I know this sort of effort is already underway, its just a matter of what players eventually join.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 01:53:25 am »
all this discussion in theory...when someone could have made some qml and moved our already awesome system to one that awesome looking.

expect more broken record.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 02:45:23 am »
I think everyone is in agreement on most points. Question is,... Who knows how to make pretty pictures for a snazzier UI??
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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2012, 03:20:56 am »
one thing is for sure, not me! I make children cry its so bad. the horror, the horror...
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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 03:44:59 pm »
Golgoj4,

I know I may get yelled at for this, but both XBMC and myth have some nice skins, why not borrow some of their ideas?

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2012, 03:53:01 pm »
Golgoj4,

I know I may get yelled at for this, but both XBMC and myth have some nice skins, why not borrow some of their ideas?

Golgoj is allready busy with it, but needs help....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pf-9PbneXE

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2012, 04:10:41 pm »
Merkur2k has done some work on porting the Aeon skin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptff7Zq1tKo

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2012, 04:14:42 pm »
Really like the Aeon work.  Great work guys!

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2012, 04:57:03 pm »
kyfalcon,
I know I may get yelled at for this, but both XBMC and myth have some nice skins, why not borrow some of their ideas?

you are not getting yelled at, but you just volunteered to creating screens using your favorite paint program, which utilize the design of the XBMC skin you like best. Please create screens for

# Telecom scenarios
# Lighting scenarios
# Media scenarios
# Room selection
# User selection
# Security scenarios

As soon as you have finished your first screen, forward the screen to merkur2k so he that he can code it into QML.

Thanks a lot for volunteering.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2012, 05:33:13 pm »
kyfalcon,
you are not getting yelled at, but you just volunteered to creating screens using your favorite paint program, which utilize the design of the XBMC skin you like best. Please create screens for

# Telecom scenarios
# Lighting scenarios
# Media scenarios
# Room selection
# User selection
# Security scenarios

As soon as you have finished your first screen, forward the screen to merkur2k so he that he can code it into QML.

Thanks a lot for volunteering.

Would it really be that easy?

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2012, 05:59:10 pm »
Yes.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2012, 06:10:07 pm »
Yes.

To get me to volunteer or DragonK to create a skin?  ;D

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2012, 07:00:30 pm »
You to volunteer...
I allready started a new skin... But hit a few speed humps and then lost interest.
Havent worked on it for over a year.

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Re: HomeOS - Microsoft reinvents LinuxMCE
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2012, 08:17:10 pm »
kyfalcon,

To get me to volunteer or DragonK to create a skin?  ;D

do you need any more pointers to start?