Linux version of XP Media Center

Wade Smart wade at
Sun Nov 26 14:24:21 UTC 2006

11262006 0818 GMT-6

When you are dealing with automation systems, as long as its easy to use
and it "works", people dont care what it is. Sure, the lower end homes
will have people who expect Windows to be on the screen, but those homes
are just distributing video and controlling some lights. The higher end
systems, and for the most part middle cost systems, will only have
Windows on the front end and other proprietary system on the back. 

I just didnt know what was available for this out there. 
I turned in my recommendation yesterday and they want to talk about this
Monday - so i guess Ill be busy. 


On Sun, 2006-11-26 at 13:46 +0000, ac wrote:
> Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > On 11/25/06, Wade Smart <wade at> wrote:
> >> 11252006 0748 GMT-6
> >>
> >> This is pretty cool. I was contacted by a large construction company to
> >> consult on their "digital home" project. One of the links they sent to
> >> me was this:
> >> What they said was, "We want THAT but not with Microsoft." I thought,
> >> GREAT!!! Somebody has finally woke up! I was on the phone with the guy
> >> and he said, "Hey, I like linux. I have been using this OS my kid put on
> >> my computer. Ubuntu its called." It was amazing to hear someone that
> >> knows nothing about computers (for the most part) to tell me he uses
> >> linux in a office situation.
> >>
> >> So he wants to install a media center type setup but for linux. This is
> >> going to have to be a from scratch thing - isnt it?
> > 
> > Sorry, but this sounds to be like pure marketing. Doesn't it?
> M$ success I suggest is built heavily upon marketing. People are used 
> to being bombarded by advertising from every corner, and we now even 
> physically survive by going to the retail shops. Marketing is 
> sometimes clever enough to give credibility to - well, untruths. 
> Experience shows that people can be vulnerable enough to bite.
> -- 
> ac

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