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Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
Agree with the LTS-LTS upgrade cycle. ...

Agree with the LTS-LTS upgrade cycle.

Applying a distribution upgrade like 13.04>13.10>14.04 is analogous to applying a Service Pack to a working Windows PC (XP, W7, etc).

The last version of...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 36,236
Posted By Rgb
GOG.com Now Supports Linux! ...

GOG.com Now Supports Linux!

http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_now_supports_linux
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By Rgb
Haswell Chromebox + OpenElec, XBMC and/or MythTV ...

Haswell Chromebox + OpenElec, XBMC and/or MythTV
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-CHROMEBOX-M004U-ASUS-Desktop/dp/B00IT1WJZQ
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-15-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
BTW, I sold my C720 Chromebook earlier this week...

BTW, I sold my C720 Chromebook earlier this week and am back to using my D525 based
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Atom+D525+%40+1.80GHz

Acer netbook with X-precise 2.4 (an XFCE...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-15-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
Have you tried Amazon Prime video streaming on...

Have you tried Amazon Prime video streaming on your Linux loads?
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
ChromeOS (Chromebox/book with the Haswell 2955U...

ChromeOS (Chromebox/book with the Haswell 2955U cpu/gpu) and Android 4.4 (M8) with the Chrome browser both play Flash with hardware GPU acceleration.

Both are nice hardware for the $$$.

It is...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
More reasons why HTPC's (DIY or not) have been...

More reasons why HTPC's (DIY or not) have been declining:

M8 Quad Core Android 4.4 Smart Set Top TV Box XBMC 3D Blu-ray 4K Streaming Media Player Miracast DLNA Receiver ~$100...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Galore :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Galore

:D
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-01-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
+1 Reflects my situation, and I suspect many...

+1

Reflects my situation, and I suspect many other veterans here.

It's a testament to how much better/stable things are vs the early 2000's in HTPC-land.

Yes, once you've "grown up"- you...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   07-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,535
Posted By Rgb
I too am disappointed at the activity level. ...

I too am disappointed at the activity level.

When I switched over to Linux 100% back in 2007 on all my equipment, I expected a steady increase in users of FOSS distros and member activity here.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 160,458
Posted By Rgb
http://provideocoalition.com/pvcexclusive/story/pv...

http://provideocoalition.com/pvcexclusive/story/pvc-at-nab-2014-dolby-introduces-us-to-the-next-generation-of-audio

AC4 is the new Dolby codec, serving as the carrier of channel + object code and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 160,458
Posted By Rgb
My $.02- With the number of speakers,...

My $.02-

With the number of speakers, speaker design specifics, placement specifics, and authoring and playback processing needed for Atmos, why not throw in the towel and just give everyone...
Forum: Flat Panels General and OLED Technology   06-29-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 20,303
Posted By Rgb
Sorry for quoting an old post, but I've pointed...

Sorry for quoting an old post, but I've pointed out the same thing many times here and elsewhere in the past 10+ years.

The CEA gave 480p its own designation- EDTV vs SD and HD
...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-29-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
This is why I 've always rallied around Ubuntu...

This is why I 've always rallied around Ubuntu and its compatibles, even through bad releases and the Unity backlash. The *only* way we will continue to be able to use FOSS OS's in a useful,...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-28-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
I continue to believe that MATE is duplication of...

I continue to believe that MATE is duplication of effort vs XFCE. MATE and XFCE projects ought to be merged, IMO, or discontinue MATE and move developer and related resources to the XFCE team.
...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-26-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Just a heads up- Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04...

Just a heads up- Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) has been released in KDE and XFCE versions:

http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_qiana_xfce_whatsnew.php

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Netbooks got a deserved bad rap because nearly...

Netbooks got a deserved bad rap because nearly all of them were vastly underpowered re: CPU and/or RAM/GPU. ALL single core netbooks were/are too slow for Flash/java use on modern web pages. IMO,...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   06-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Given your unRaid/openElec/Rpi experience, you...

Given your unRaid/openElec/Rpi experience, you are WAY ahead of most Linux noobs. You shoudn't have any significant issues with your transition, usability or technical.

Any Core 2 Duo (C2D) based...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-29-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Vote for your favorite FOSS desktop! Current...

Vote for your favorite FOSS desktop! Current slashdot poll on the right of the page
http://slashdot.org/

http://slashdot.org/poll/2751/which-desktop-environment-do-you-like-the-best

I voted...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by waterhead http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524524/linux-migration-for-windows-xp-refugees-101/90#post_24756042)

I had Linux...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524524/linux-migration-for-windows-xp-refugees-101/90#post_24754734)

As long...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by StardogChampion http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524524/linux-migration-for-windows-xp-refugees-101/60#post_24750038)

I spent...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-22-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524524/linux-migration-for-windows-xp-refugees-101/60#post_24745052)

Heh,...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1524524/linux-migration-for-windows-xp-refugees-101/60#post_24742661)

It's...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   05-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,460
Posted By Rgb
Common theme: ...

Common theme:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GendBuntu
Quote:One of the main aims of the GendBuntu project was for the organisation to become independent from proprietary software distributors...
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