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emdoubleyou

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Just found out about Linux MCE
« on: August 02, 2008, 12:52:39 am »
I'm so excited to have found this site.  I stumbled across Linux MCE while browsing ebay, of all places, LOL.  This system kinda reminds me of a Car Computer I assembled for my Lexus SC400 several years back.  I can't wait to start working on my system.  It sounds like I can make it emulate an HAI system.  I was looking at that and the prices they wanted for the system, and was hoping to find something a little more economical.  This definitely looks like something I could do myself.  I hope to be posting here in the future when I get a little bit of time off from work and have time to actually do some of these upgrades.  Has anyone mounted a touchscreen interface into the wall or anything for a command center type interface?  That would be an awesome setup if so.  I wonder if one could put multiple touchscreens around the house (like one in the kitchen for recipes and etc).  I'm sure one could make it do whatever he/she wanted to make it do.  Maybe I should brush up on my C.  LOL.  Definitely exciting.  I wish the forum were structured a little better to make the information more accessible, like in categories.  Like MP3car.com forums are structured.  I look forward to discussing all of this later.

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Re: Just found out about Linux MCE
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 11:00:50 am »
Hi Emdoubleyou,

Hope you have fun. For your initial research, it might be better to start at the Wiki rather than the forum;
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Main_Page

Maybe the user manual and Hardware guides are good starting places...;
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User_Manual
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hardware

There are plenty of options for controlling your home. Take a look at the Orbiters section http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Orbiters. There are plenty of tested devices such as web pads, mobile phones etc. I use a Nokia n810 via Wifi which works well  http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:Orbiters. Keep in mind these operate with the UI1 interface.

Cheers,
WR

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Re: Just found out about Linux MCE
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 07:02:23 pm »
Cool. I'm definitely looking into it when I get home.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!  I've been looking through the wiki and it seems pretty comprehensive.  I know where I'll be spending my free time.  LOL.

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Re: Just found out about Linux MCE
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 02:16:43 pm »
Not just your free time - time when you should be working as well  ;)
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