CentOS 6

Of lately, I’ve been trying out some ultra-stable versions of GNU/Linux. Earlier, I tried my hands on Debian 6. But, it had some binary blobs missing which rendered some of my hardware (network card) useless. Then, CentOS 6 came along with the Linux for You magazine. I’m trying it out in VirtualBox (too lazy to…

Changing Times

Take a trip back the memory lane. About 2-3 years ago, for all my HD needs, I would boot Windows and then watch hd content on a supported player. But then I got my nvidia card and installed Linux on my system. The superb VDPAU library enables the decoding via the gpu. Mplayer and xbmc…

Why do I love XBMC?

There are several reasons why I love XBMC. First and foremost it is a FOSS product. I love FOSS. Secondly, it came out when people thought that Windows Media Center & FrontRow of Mac OS X, were the best looking media mangers on the planet. But, it can do a lot more than those two….

Updates of this week

It is still winter here in the Himalayan state of Himachal. I decided to invest a in a wireless keyboard an mouse kit as the old keyboard and mouse had served their purpose. I got myself Logitech MK320 desktop. It is a pretty nice kit which operates at 2.4 Ghz frequency. It might interfere with…

Building a HTPC under Rs. 50000

Its winter everywhere (except in southern hemisphere). Most of the people are currently curled up in their beds watching movies & TV shows. There’s tonne of legal and illegal content out on the web right now. But, I’m not going to get into legal battle right now. That’s for you guys to decide. Instead, I’m…