X3lectric Wrote:XBMC-live is a minimal install of ubuntu heavily customized the exact opposite of full blown ubuntu. Not even basically close to full blown.
A example of full blown ubuntu is the generic Desktop edition with gdm, openoffice and a ton other crap.
just thought i'd clear that one up...
Depends on the definition of full blown. Yes XBMC Live doesn't come with desktop apps installed.
But in my book it's still a 100% Ubuntu. Just without desktop apps. My server also runs on Ubuntu and has no desktop apps installed, but I still consider it to be full blown Ubuntu.
http://www.openelec.tv/home/what-is-openelec Wrote:XBMC-Live is distributed by the XBMC-Team. It's based on Ubuntu, which means that it comes with all the Ubuntu software. In essence, you're running a full Ubuntu install, but without a display manager. Since Ubuntu strives to support many hardware platforms, it has to include drivers and firmware for many systems, making it slow to boot. Also, Ubuntu comes with many services which are required on a full desktop/server, but aren't required for a media center. These also slow down the boot process and take up valuable resources on the machine.
But you can disagree with this. Like I said it depends on your definition. For comparison: OpenElec is only a 100MB (well ok, compressed, but still).