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Old 07-24-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Hey, so I have been using Windows MCE 2005 for several years now, however, i'm honestly getting tired of it and want to try something new. I want to dual boot linux and MCE2005. I have been trying to figure out which linux distro will be best for my needs. I use my computer as a normal PC and also as a TV (have a hauppauge pvr-150 installed). What distro do you think I should get that will allow me to have atleast the same features that MCE brings to the table? Do you think getting Ubuntu and a program like MythTV is the best bet for me or LinuxMCE or what? When it comes to windows I consider myself an advanced user, however, i'm not the most familiar with linux. I could figure stuff out pretty easily though. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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From what I've been told. Xandros is the most 'Windows-like'. So, that may be one of the easier ones for you to switch to.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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id go for ubuntu. its only because its popular and ive found it to be a good distro. then again any distro is only as good as you make it.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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Plus Ubuntu is a Debian based distro -- .deb files are a blessing from above when you want to install something without the hassle of compiling it/using the package manager.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:43 AM   #5
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Welcome to Linux!!!
I would recommend that with system like yours you should be able to run any linux distro that you want. For beginners I recommend Ubuntu or Fedora. These are two different OS's that are easy for beginners to install and start on there journey.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:28 AM   #6
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Well, I guess it depnds partly on the PC you have, since i had some HORRIBLE issues with my ATi Graphics on SuSE.

I'd reccomend ubuntu, as i've had no issues on any of the computers i've ran it on.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #7
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Ok Thanks for all of the replys! I think I'm gonna go with ubuntu. Does anyone here have any experience with MythTV? I know that there is a Mythbuntu version of ubuntu but I think that in the long run it would be easier to just install mythtv ontop of ubuntu.
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