Originally Posted by LVIV73
Linux,i had to type in terminal like 4 commands just to be able to copy files from one hd to another.I will take windows or osx over linux anyday.
If i wanted something different i would chose Amiga os4 or MorphOS.
Ubuntu and Mint 11/12 have no command line involved unless, you wanna download and install XBMC but there's a version of Ubuntu with XBMC built into it and also a version of MythTV with Ubuntu or MythUbuntu.
But Ubuntu has the same DRM problems as OSX platforms do when it comes to premium cable channels.
I've hardly touched my Windows 7 install. It has Shark 007 codecs but I hardly use it. If have to watch some file that's not supported by WMC by default, I just use VLC player.
I use my HTPC primarily as a DVR/PVR with some streaming content to fill in the blanks. This is something WMC does extremely well without any tweaking needed.
When watching TV, all version of Media Center have been super stable. The occasional Low Bite Rate error comes up once in a Blue Moon. I got one the other day, but a reboot solved that issue. I can't remember the last time I got that, maybe 2009?
I've been having more problems with XBMC. I may have found a fix for ESPN3 but I can't stop You Tube videos from repeating once they've been watched once.
Using WMC as intended causes few problems. When you wanna additionally functionality however that is when tweaking might be needed. These are some of the things I hope Windows 8 fixes.