"Linux PC enthusiasts may be tired of hearing about all the ways
Microsoft PCs are taking over the living room. Having conquered
most home offices and dens, Windows is now running such
entertainment apps as MP3 players, CDs and DVDs with its XP Media
Center Edition, complete with a PC-friendly remote control that's
similar to a cable TV or home electronics controller. But Linux can
also play in the home entertainment arena, with help from a package
called Linux Infrared Remote Control..."