Guide To Building An Open Source HTPC / Media Center on Ubuntu

You have likely seen a few commercial Media Center products in stores. Not surprisingly most of these are built on Windows Media Center software, or use proprietary software which of course inflate the overall price. In my opinion, Open Source software can be used to build a far superior HTPC/Media Center than any commercial software product out there. So I've written this guide in an effort to help you save some money and point you in the right direction when building your very own HTPC/Media Center. Guide To Building An Open Source HTPC / Media Center on Ubuntu.

Linux and Open Source news updated every 15 minutes

As most of you know, earlier this year Linuxlookup decided to cease our daily news feature in order to focus on other projects. Today we'd like to introduce you to one of them. The new daily destination for all your Linux and Open Source news headlines, updated every 15 minutes,

A new direction for Linuxlookup

I've contemplated the direction of Linuxlookup for quite some time now. Though the decision was a difficult one, I assure you this is only short term. As of today, hourly news updates will cease. All man hours wil be dedicated to another Linux community project which will be launching soon. A redesign of Linuxlookup is also in the works.

Update: 07/25/2008
- New Linux News site:
- New Hardware Review site: Coming soon.
- Two undisclosed projects: Coming soon.

More details available in the coming weeks, check back for updates.

-Tyler DeGiacomo

Seasons greetings

We'd like to wish all of our viewers around the world a safe and happy holiday season. We'll be spending time with friends and family until Wednesday, Januarary 2nd 2008. This means hourly news updates will continue in the New Year.


Installing Vista on the Eee PC

Yet another OS but on the ASUS Eee PC, this time it's Windows Vista. Check out the video.

How will Linux win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

For years people have been wondering, how exactly will Linux become the number one operating system in the world? Some said it would start in the server world, and in many ways it has. But even having a majority market share in the server room doesn't translate to market dominance. So what about the classroom? Apple tried that years ago and we can see how well that went. IBM tried for the business market and had about as much luck. But Microsoft went after the home market. Capture the hearts and minds of the workers at home and you can sway even the most stubborn of companies to buy your product. With that thought, and the help of the hardware OEM's, Microsoft essentially took over the world.

Trolltech and KDE Cooperate on Cross-Platform Multimedia Programming Framework

Trolltech announced a technical collaboration on the development of Phonon, a cross-platform multimedia framework that makes it simple for programmers of all experience levels to incorporate multimedia functionality into their applications.

Adobe to Open Source Messaging Protocols

Adobe Systems today announced it will release the remoting and messaging technologies used in Flex, Flash and other Adobe products as open source projects. Because the technologies are fairly mature, Adobe isn't so much looking for help from the open source community as it is looking to get its technology into more hands.