"It could be argued that one of the things holding back the
spread of Linux on home computers is the difficulty users encounter
in integrating it within their increasingly digital lifestyles. I'm
talking about things like digital TV, audio systems and video
cameras. We all know that Microsoft Windows Media Centre PCs act as
a hub for home entertainment systems and, heck, even the Xbox 360
and PS3 can do it. If you're dedicated, patient and experienced
with free open source applications, you can turn pretty much any
Linux distribution into a digital multimedia hub too.
"But you have to be really dedicated, really patient, and really
experienced. For those reasons, the appearance of eAR OS on the
Distrowatch new-releases list looked extremely promising..."