Linux Distro/Media Center OSs

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    Nov 07, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    I have an old windows gaming laptop PC that I wasn't using and in an effort to trick out my entertainment center I want to put to use.

    I've read that certain Linux distros are made with the focus of being a media center power house.

    Anyone got any stories, tips, or favorite distro to use. I've installed Linux on an old PC as part of a high school project and since not used the OS so I'll be rusty but I'm game for anything really.

    If anyone has a website that can help me out it would be much appreciated also...
    for now off to google I suppose.
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    Nov 08, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    Boxee is ok. Runs on Windows and Linux. Mediaportal is ok too.

    What version of Windows came with the laptop? If it's Vista or Windows 7, I'd recommend the built-in Media Center. Just buy a Media Center compatible remote, wireless keyboard, and you're all set.
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    I had to fresh install Vista Ultimate again because I lost the restore disk that came with the darn thing. I'm doing it as I type this so after it install it's up to reloading the drivers.

    I'll look at media center when it's done again. Thanks!!!
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    Nov 08, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    I use Media Center. It is a shame so many people do not know about it. It beats any DVR I have encountered.
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    Nov 08, 2010 6:19 AM GMT
    Haven't set one up in a few years, but...

    MythTV + Fedora = Mythdora

    Loved it!