[mythtv-users] Using Macs as Front/Back-End
ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 04:53:02 UTC 2006
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On Aug 25, 2006, at 14.29, Taylan Pince wrote:
> On 25-Aug-06, at 2:22 PM, Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
>>> I might buy this and the solo core mac mini to prepare a test setup.
>>> Anyone have good resources for installing Ubuntu + MythTV on the
>>> new intel macs? I have experience with Yellow Dog Linux on older
>>> PowerPC's, but not sure about the new ones and Ubuntu. I would also
>>> like to keep Mac OS X on the machine in case I need it.
>> You know, this is just a back-end, right? It's not doing anything
>> front-end? Just go out and get some el-cheap-o x86 box and use a
>> PVR-150/500 ($100 for the 150). Just make sure it has at least a
>> Celeron 600, and no less than 256 MB of RAM. Then spend the rest of
>> your money on your front-end and on storage.
> Well, looking at the $250 Intel Dual Core PC's, that does make more
> sense than getting a $750 Mac mini just for a back-end, so I might
> just do that. Would it be best to go with Fedora Core on such a
> setup? Any suggestions on that area?
I use KnoppMyth, which is a Myth-centric distro built off of Knoppix
(which is built off of Debian). Mythdora is another distro like that,
but built off of Fedora instead.
>> Oh, please don't top-post.
> Heh, sorry about that.
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