I wanted to write a quick post on this edition of the Ubuntu range of operating systems basically to say how ingenius it is and how much they pack into such a small distribution. I found that the install via a pen drive took only 10 minutes and once booted (which is one of the fastest boots I’ve seen when using a solid state disk) that it was easy to find my way around and operate. This brings me to my next point – use it as a media centre for your TV.
Home media centre
Now before I go on – I know there are specific media centre editions and builds of Linux OS’s out there, but I think we can all agree Ubuntu is the daddy of them all. Most stuff works with it and if not, there is always someone who might be able to assist somewhere on the net. I have taken to the idea of using an old desktop PC with the netbook edition of Ubuntu on it and using it as a media centre. It has all the features including DVD, Internet and I am looking now down the avenue of MythTV and an external capture card so I have an HDD recorder too.
I will post miy findings soon!