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LinuxIS: The Linux HTPC Howto

Jan 18, 2006, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"A good HTPC has a single frontend software application that the user works with. The frontend should be easy to understand, navigate, and functional. The frontend is also responsible for launching other applications if external functionality is needed. There are two frontends for Linux that do this, Freevo and MythTV. Freevo is a Tivo like application that is aimed at providing the same PVR and DVR like features. MythTV provides the same functionality as Freevo, but it also provides many others also. MythTV is being developed a good bit faster than Freevo, but Freevo is still a good application. Because of this, I recommend MythTV.

"MythTV is fairly easy to install. The great people of MythTV have wonderful documentation that would make covering the full install here pointless. Everything I have written up regarding the installation of MythTV for HDTV I only put online via this documentation..."

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