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- Nuka1195 - 2009-03-31 15:20
i voted for xbox though, since i want that platform to continue. good job arnova
- gquiring - 2009-04-16 16:46
I started with Ubuntu and could not keep it running. Ubuntu Alsa bugs would loose my sound for no reason. Every time I would boot my box there was a 70% chance my IR would not work. Then I installed an open-ssh server and X11 would not allow XBMC to run. Clumsy Nvidia driver installs also. And none of these issues were XBMC, they were all Ubuntu.
I switched to Windows XP and no issues. Movies that had a high bit rate would not play on Ubuntu and they perfectly on XP. For some reason my videos are clearer on XP also. My buddy switched to XP also and found the same thing, XP is easier and more stable. I never thought I would praise BillyWare!
- Ranko - 2009-04-18 23:18
Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Running perfectly.
- hikaricore - 2009-04-19 01:09
2 systems with Ubuntu 8.10 and 1 system with Ubuntu 9.04.
- _J@n_ - 2009-04-19 08:57
XBMC running on Xubuntu 8.10.
Really a piece of cake to install and configure. Got my Nvidia driver up and running in no time. Sound (Alsa) was a breeze, Lirc provided a bit more of a challenge.
Been running for months without a glitch. Don't see Windoze do that
Loving XBMC. Thanks!!
- nekrosoft13 - 2009-04-19 09:11
windows, 3 machines total, 2 dedicated HTPC machines.
- Geeba - 2009-04-20 14:05
"Don't see Windoze do that"
- Haggy - 2009-04-21 11:35
Guess what? Linux all the way on all machines, flavor: My beloved Arch Linux.
- Livin - 2009-04-22 05:36
WOW... XBOX is still way higher than I expected. Guess the fact that it started there, many people may not have HD TVs, and that they are basically free on Craigslist and Ebay makes them popular.
But... Windows is still the highest, as I would expect.
Honestly, I'd love to use Linux but the IR remote situation keeps me from it. LIRC is a PITA and I have a USB-UIRT which makes it even more difficult on Linux... but a breeze on XP.
If there was an easy IR solution to Linux, since it has hardware decoding I'd be all over it with a silent PC!
- Haggy - 2009-04-22 09:44
Livin Wrote:If there was an easy IR solution to Linux, since it has hardware decoding I'd be all over it with a silent PC!
OT: Sure, it's not that easy, but LIRC is the way to go. Nothing as flexible and powerful as LIRC. It virtually controls anything in Linux, not just xbmc. That's something most windows users first have to deal with: With linux mostly there's one solution - and it works, but there's nothing plug and play when it comes to such basic features, and there's no success without efforts - that's it. Don't expect an xbmc linux box run ootb as you like it - that won't work and you will end up frustrated wishing your windows back.