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LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE (Linux Media Center Edition) is a free and open source operating platform designed to allow a computer to act as a Media PC / HTPC (Home Theater PC) similar to Windows XP Media Center Edition and Mythbuntu. 

LinuxMCE is not available as a stand-alone software application but instead is a complete HTPC-bundled operating system. It is an add-on to the popular Ubuntu distribution.

 LinuxMCE 1004

Price
Free to download

Size
2 CDs
License

GNU General Public License

Developer
LinuxMCE team

Website
www.linuxmce.org

System Requirements
Note: this is a complete HTPC-bundled operating system

Support:
The LinuxMCE Wiki, LinuxMCE Forums, Linuxmce Hacks and Tips

Selected Reviews:
Bright Hub

Features include:

Media & Entertainment

  • 3D alpha-blended GUI optimized for displaying on a TV and using a remote control
  • Media browser presenting all content on all devices in the home on a 3D rotating cube
  • Plug-and-play detection and aggregation of network storage and DMA's
  • Built-in NAS providing centralized backup and whole-house media server
  • "Follow Me" Media, each family member's media follows him/her through the house
  • Automatically controls all existing av devices, like TV's, Stereo's, etc.)
  • Many control options: mobile phone, webpad, pda, phone

Smart Home

  • Home Automation: Control lighting, climate, security, camera surveillance, and more
  • Communication: Phone system with auto-attendant, voice mail, call forwarding/routing for VOIP and POTS line
  • Security: Uses your existing home alarm, surveillance cameras, lights, phones and tv's to notify you on your mobile phone of any security alerts with the option of reseting the alarm or broadcasting your voice in the house over the tv's

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