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Ray_N

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Orbiter without the Windows logo
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:56:33 pm »
Hey guys and gals!
    Any recommendations for a good oob orbiter like the Gyration remote but that doesn't have the @#!#$&* Windows logo?
I've looked around the wiki and forum but can't seem to find anything related to this subject.

Thanks a bunch,
Ray
   

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 12:08:17 am »
Note: Orbiter = the remote control interface used to control LMCE, not a handheld remote as such. You can use such a remote to control the Orbiter, or a mouse, touch screen, etc. Essentially, it is the graphical menu system on a screen (UI1/2).

Fiire is your best option, however they are expensive and I believe they are only selling them in lots of 100 at the moment due to some shortage or other. Perhaps look for second hand.

Your aversion to Windows is laudable, however perhaps you should just treat it as the utility it is ... a means to an end, and remain aloof! Just get the Gyration, it'll be easier and cheaper.

Standard air mice are usually good, too. You should be able to map the 3 key buttons to spares on the mouse.

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 04:39:33 am »
Note: Orbiter = the remote control interface used to control LMCE, not a handheld remote as such. You can use such a remote to control the Orbiter, or a mouse, touch screen, etc. Essentially, it is the graphical menu system on a screen (UI1/2).

Well thanks for the clarification...I stand corrected.

I guess I'm going to have to try to open the Gyration up and remove the logo myself  ;)  ...and void the warranty BTW.

I hear what you're saying colin, and I do appreciate that (its just a means to an end), its just that I feel it would be kind of insulting that I'll get to show off my new LinuxMCE stuff to all my friends and there is the flipping Winblows logo on the apparatus from where they control everything. As if "Yeah, its all great but still Windows has power over Linux"...kind of annoying...but anyway I know that's sort of a paranoid behavior...  :o

BTW, Just got my USB-UIRT on the mail today... should be getting the rest of the parts next week... Woohoo! Here we go!
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 04:41:09 am by Ray_N »

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 07:06:01 am »
maybe you'd like to buy a DT366 orbiter from tkmedia later?

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 09:30:04 am »
How much is the dt 366 being sold for?

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 03:01:57 pm »
$350. An insane bargain considering they were over $2000 new, just a couple of years ago.

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 05:20:02 am »
I would definitely be interested in buying one in the near future.  How would I be able to get my hands on one?

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 05:28:29 am »
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I would definitely be interested in buying one in the near future.  How would I be able to get my hands on one?


For ordering info
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7051.0 :)


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« Last Edit: February 01, 2009, 05:30:00 am by tkmedia »
My Setup http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/User:Tkmedia

For LinuxMce compatible  systems and accessories
http://lmcecompatible.com/

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 07:50:28 pm »
technically the Nintendo Wii-mote is also an alternative to the Fiire or Gyro, right?
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Nintendo_WiiMote

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 08:07:08 pm »
Yes, but those instructions inadvertently disable mobile orbiter support.

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 10:54:33 pm »
If that's true, should the wiki article be edited to include that?  I don't see such a reference.  (I trust you, but I wouldn't have guessed such a limitation from the wiki... the wiimote is pretty cheap relative to other options and I had strongly considered it!  It's also nonWindoze logo'd)

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Re: Orbiter without the Windows logo
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 11:00:38 pm »
We need someone to do the relevant device template work to make it plug and play.

Come on guys, all the documentation to do it is available, any takers?

-Thom