Is linux a good choice for an HTPC system?
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April 28, 2009, 01:07 PM
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I'm looking for comments from users about their linux experience for HTPCs
I'm under the impression that there aren't any special OS out there for HTPC, rather you can use Windows, MacOS X or Linux with a media center software package.
I want to try something new, but I don't want to use MacOS X due to its lack of blu-ray support. I'd like to try linux, but I'm not familiar with it at all
Its also important to note that this computer will be used by the whole family and they have a unique ability to screw up any computer they seem to touch unless i heavily monitor it. Also, they only know windows, so if linux is too complex to run once set up, I guess I have no choice.
as a side note, can linux emulate a windows or a direct x environment for gaming?
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