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    Help frontend software for netbook

    hi guys

    just grabbed a very cheap second hand netbook to install in the kitchen

    i would like it to play spotify,iplayer and tv catchup its currently running windows xp is there some sort of software ie xbmc or boxee that could let me access all these

    thnxs xxxx in advance

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    XBMC is a possibility. But give - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] a go...

    Not sure if it's available properly, might still be beta.


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    Default Re: frontend software for netbook

    Depends what your netbook is. I have an Asus Eeepc 701 (4gb variety) and I have it running Windows 7 perfectly. Runs quick and I can even play World of Warcraft on it with a decent frame rate. Lots of people (including myself) will sell you on Linux because "it is better" but to be honest Windows 7 really does work very well. I've always been a Unix fan back from the days of SCO Xenix right up to Fedora and Red Hat (I have all the Red Hat certifications). All that said for ease of use as a home machine you will find it hard to beat Windows 7 and it was designed with running on Netbooks in mind. So get your model/manufacturer out and have a hunt around. I can almost guarantee that there will be a forum somewhere where you will get all the info you need and you will not be disappointed.

    As an added plus if you use Windows 7 the missus will be able to use it without you having to fuck around in command line and tell her that the reason something doesn't work is because you've upgraded the kernel (Yes... I've been there too)
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    Default Re: frontend software for netbook

    think i will give windows 7 a go

    thanks for all the replies

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    Ubuntu Netbook with Boxee installed.
    The iplayer app in Boxee is superb, as is the Last.fm app.

    Not sure I agree with the statement that Windows 7 was designed to run on netbooks.
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    Ubuntu Netbook with Boxee installed.
    The iplayer app in Boxee is superb, as is the Last.fm app.

    Not sure I agree with the statement that Windows 7 was designed to run on netbooks.
    wow how cool is boxxee looks like i can use my iphone to control it as well lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu View Post
    wow how cool is boxxee looks like i can use my iphone to control it as well lol

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    Yeah I use my android phone to control boxee and XBMC, it's very smooth!
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