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New System Recommendations
« on: November 30, 2008, 05:53:47 am »
I'm getting ready to start house shopping for my first house, and I am definitely wanting to install LinuxMCE. It seems to have everything I am wanting in a home network / security system (and then some) but I am having a hard time with hardware selection?

Surely there is a list of preferred hardware for a Linux Server running LinuxMCE?
But if there is? I can't find it!!!

I do alot of computer shopping at Pricewatch and NewEgg and it would be REALLY nice if I could scroll through a list of recommended hardware and just search for it, rather than buy and hope. Anyone know of a list or something resembling a list?

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Re: New System Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 11:27:53 am »
I'm getting ready to start house shopping for my first house, and I am definitely wanting to install LinuxMCE. It seems to have everything I am wanting in a home network / security system (and then some) but I am having a hard time with hardware selection?

Surely there is a list of preferred hardware for a Linux Server running LinuxMCE?
But if there is? I can't find it!!!

I do alot of computer shopping at Pricewatch and NewEgg and it would be REALLY nice if I could scroll through a list of recommended hardware and just search for it, rather than buy and hope. Anyone know of a list or something resembling a list?

Welcome,

The best suggestion at present is to search the Wiki and also this Forum and gather together the information you need - it is available but it just is not 'packaged' up and in a single place.

Look here on the Wiki for starters;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hardware

Then ask a few specific questions here in the Forum and the community will help you.

Once you have completed your research then you could create a Wiki page describing your system and fix this limitation for others following a similar path ;-)

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Re: New System Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 06:12:04 pm »
Thanks alot man... I didn't know the Wiki was open for that kinda of entries. That's cool. I'm looking forward to it. I'm still getting approved for the financing on a house, then I have to house shop, but I figured I could start piece-meal buying the components that I want and testing them and getting used to setting them up and stuff before I get to Zero Hour... I want a LinuxMCE setup! It looks bloody fresh!

On a side note? I can't get the video to play?! I want to watch the demo but I can't. Anyone have any ideas?