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ExtremeTech: Save Money with a Linux Media Jukebox

Apr 14, 2003, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Salvator)

"TiVo and broadband routers don't have a whole lot in common, except for the OS that powers them: Linux. Between its versatility, power and always-improving driver support, it's now possible to put together a Linux-based home server in a small-footprint case that can store and display your digital photos, rip and then serve up audio, play MPEG videos (and DVDs), and even act as a TV/TiVo. How versatile you want this server to be depends on what gear you already have in your A/V rack. But at a minimum, this can be a great place to store your digital images, rip and store all your music, and have them all in one central location, both for your living room entertainment, and for viewing/listening from any other PC on your home network.

"So with introductions out of the way, let's get down to business and get your home media jukebox up and running..."

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