Linux as a HTPC


Discuss software options that will allow you to set up your own home theater PC. (HTPC)

The presentation will focus mainly on different HTPC software (MythTV, XBMC, Boxee) and show the benefits and downsides of each one. I will talk about what other commercial options are out there Tivo and Moxi as well as look into media streamers such as the Roku, Boxee, Apple TV, Popbox and others. I will also show live demonstrations of some of the software so people can see it running first hand and see some of the features that set each one apart. We will go into why you would want to set up your own HTPC and what sources are available to you. (Hulu, Netflix, Revision 3). We can also touch on some hardware recommendations and good sources for help once you decide to build your own HTPC.

Speaker: Justin Garrison