I have never used LinuxMCE before but have used a few different Ubuntu versions and enjoyed them. I've futzed around with different Windows Media program and haven't found one I love.
Is there a way to install LinuxMCE without disturbing my current Windows XP installation? I am not ready to make a full transition to Linux. I do understand the idea of dual booting but I think I need an installation CD and my HP didn't come with them. Even still... that would reformat my drive.
If I do dual boot... and set a recording with LinuxMCE, it wouldn't record unless I was booted into LinuxMCE right? If I set it and then switched to Windows XP it wouldn't record?
Yes a dual boot Windows Xp / lmce-0704 setup is easy to setup. Dont use the lmce-0704 quick install DVD iso though as that will reformat your whole drive.
On an existing Windows XP machine with plenty of spare drive capacity just insert the Kubuntu 7.04 Live CD and boot from it. When the Kubuntu Live CD desktop appears click the 'Install' icon on the desktop and follow the instructions to create a dual boot system. Next use the lmce-0704 CD installer discs to install lmce onto your Kubuntu 7.04 installation and follow the installation procedure carefully.
Now you will have a dual boot system that will boot first into the Grub menu where you will be able to choose Kubuntu/lmce or Windows XP to boot into.
Hope this helps.