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linux and media centre

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:38 pm
by faruqkhan
Element GNU/Linux is a specialist distribution based on Ubuntu for media-center personal computers, designed to be connected to your HDTV for a digital media and internet experience within the comforts of your own living room or entertainment area.
http://www.elementmypc.com/main/

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:44 am
by faruqkhan
Four-bay SOHO NAS runs Linux
Synology America Corp. is shipping a four-bay network-attached storage (NAS) device, offering up to 8TB sharable RAID storage for home and small business users. The Linux-based DS410j is equipped with an 800MHz processor, a gigabit Ethernet port, two USB ports, and version 2.2 of Synology's DNLA-compliant Disk Station Manager software.
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News ... gy-DS410j/

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:21 am
by faruqkhan
Marcos Guglielmetti has announced the release of Musix GNU/Linux 2.0, a 100% libre, Debian-based distribution with a collection of software for audio production, graphics design and video editing:
http://musix.org.ar/wiki/index.php/Musix2.0_R0_announce
http://www.musix.org.ar/en/index.html

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:23 am
by faruqkhan
Review: Moovida Media Center
Moovida, formerly called Elisa, is a cross-platform (Windows and Linux) media suite sponsored by Fluendo. The test installation used version 1.0.9. The program has promise, notably in its elegant design. But it faltered in some areas of performance, and could use some polishing.
http://www.raiden.net/articles/review_m ... ia_center/

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:43 am
by faruqkhan

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:03 am
by faruqkhan
8 Practical Uses for Your Old Laptop
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/featur ... old_laptop

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:57 am
by faruqkhan
Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On Ubuntu 9.10
http://www.howtoforge.com/creating-an-n ... buntu-9.10

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:20 pm
by faruqkhan
How to install Boxee in Ubuntu 9.10 ‘Karmic
http://www.kabatology.com/01/05/boxee-f ... 10-karmic/

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:52 am
by faruqkhan
Linux-based media center Enna ready for its close up
It's here! Enna, a media center application made for Linux is finally ready for public release
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/05 ... -close-up/

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:42 pm
by faruqkhan
HD media hub design runs Android, Linux
ZiiLabs announced an HD-ready media hub reference design incorporating its 1GHZ, ARM Cortex-A8-based ZMS-08 system-on-chip (SoC). The Zii SiVo Digital Home Platform provides 1080p Blu-ray quality HDTV and 3D graphics UI for low-power connected home devices, and offers a development kit for Android or ZiiLabs' Plaszma Linux stack.
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News ... -Platform/

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:55 pm
by faruqkhan
Ubuntu Boxee and get_iplayer on the Acer Aspire Revo
http://popey.com/blog/2010/01/14/ubuntu ... pire-revo/


Watching TV and Linux
http://azerthoth.blogspot.com/2010/01/w ... linux.html

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:50 am
by faruqkhan
Element. Element is an Ubuntu-based distribution for home theatre or media-centre personal computers featuring a ten-foot user interface and designed to be connected to a HDTV for a digital media and Internet experience within the comforts of a living room or entertainment area. Element comes pre-loaded with dozens of applications that will allow listening to, viewing, and managing music, videos, photos, and Internet media.
http://www.elementmypc.com/

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:23 pm
by faruqkhan
NexentaStor. NexentaStor is an enterprise-class unified storage solution built upon the foundation of the open-source file system Nexenta Core Platform, including the ZFS file system. NexentaStor adds to the open source foundation a complete set of managed features, including ZFS and synchronous block level replication, integrated search, console and graphical user interfaces, and optional advanced features, such as management of storage for leading virtualised environments, enhanced mapping and management for Fiber Channel and iSCSI environments, and active/active high availability. A free "developer's edition" based on the most recent stable Nexenta Core Platform is available free of charge for users with less than 4 terabyte of used disk space.
http://www.nexentastor.org/

MoLinux 5.2, an Ubuntu-based Spanish distribution developed in cooperation between the Spanish regional government of Castilla La Mancha and Centro de Excelencia de Software Libre, has been released. Some of the more important new features in this version include: addition of the XMBC media centre for controlling music, videos and photos in one central application; new design of the boot, splash and GDM login screens; addition of transparencies to window edges of open applications; hardware compatibility improvements; ext4 as the default file system; version upgrades of most included software programs; addition of MolinuxSync, a tool for synchronising group work data; inclusion of Psychosynth, an interactive and modular music synthesiser
http://www.molinux.info/

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:25 pm
by faruqkhan
gnuArtist. gnuArtist is a Xubuntu-based distribution providing the end-user with tools for digital content creation. Its main purpose is to demonstrate how open-source software can be used to replace the need for traditional commercial software for anything dealing with digital media.
http://gnuartist.linuxfreedom.com/

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:51 pm
by faruqkhan
LVM configuration on Openfiler 2.3
Openfiler is one of two free and open source NAS/SAN applications in active development (the other one is FreeNAS). By default, Openfiler is installed to hard disk using the traditional Linux disk partitioning system.
http://linuxbsdos.com/2010/02/07/lvm-co ... filer-2-3/