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Old March 20, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Default Some HTPC Questions

I am trying to plan ahead so the few days i have at home end of april i can utilize in the execution of my 'new' htpc while doing all the planning, designing and ordering before hand.

I'll spit out of the specs of the rig
ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel Motherboard Which is overclocked to 2Ghz (oddly runs cooler when manually clocked to this then left on default 1.6GHz)
2GB of 800MHz OCZ RAM
~30GB Hard Drive with Windows 7 installed on it

Questions:
1. Will linux run 'faster' then windows 7/xp when i run certain emulators (the poor atom seems not noticeably lag when running say N64 emulator)?
2. If i were to run XMBC, should i run it on linux or windows?
3. Can XBMC run emulator programs for systems like snes, n64, gameboy, etc?
4. How hard is it to 'share' hard drives on a network between linux and windows?
5. Should i use a 7200rpm hdd instead of a 5400rpm when i use it as a NAS ontop of a HTPC?
6. I know windows you can run remote desktop, is there something similar in Linux?
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