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Introducing The Dave/Dina Multimedia Distro

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the more-the-merrier dept.

Television 167

thomasvs writes "The Dave/Dina project is a small enthusiastic group of developers working on a complete open-sourced distribution for home entertainment systems. You can record and watch TV, watch DVD's, grab and listen to CD's, rate your music, videochat with other people, watch pictures, and all this on your TV set in the living room, with a remote control. The first .iso set has just been released. This is a beta release meant to attract new developers, testers, and hackers, who want to work towards a similar goal. It works fine for us, but it might need fixing on other hardware, which is our next goal. On a related note, Happy New Year to everyone !"

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I still want to kill myself. (0, Offtopic)

Compact Dick (518888) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848533)

Life still sucks.

Re:I still want to kill myself. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848613)

are you ok? This is the second post you have made a comment like this. Not somthing to joke about. If you are serious please call 1-800-784-2433.

I have been there. make the call
--C

Re:I still want to kill myself. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848665)

He's probably despondent over his miniscule penis, thus the link he provides.

GOATSE PHONE #, DO NOT CALL! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848777)

If you call that number a man will describe goatse.cx/hello.jpg in intricate detail!

Disgusting!

Re:I still want to kill myself. (0)

janbjurstrom (652025) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848739)

Guy, you don't sound alright. You got 2 posts along these lines ...how are you man?

Please don't do anything you can't have undone. If you're truly hurting, try to find help - now. Call someone, go to a hospital, something, just NOT what you seem to be contemplating.

It's 2004 in Finland (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848816)

Come on.

Do NOT do it.

Don't give the life/god/universe that satisfaction.

Be a pain-in-the-ass - insist on living as long as possible just to piss the universe off.

Re:I still want to kill myself. (0)

doublebackslash (702979) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848839)

Dude, I will listen to you. I don't even know you. My girlfriend i bi-polar. I've heard those two words a lot. I allways take them seriously, even if she won't. If you need someone, I'm sure that you have friends, someone who cares. Open u to them. If you need support anonymously there are a lot of people here (me included) that will liten, and talk back. Write in your journal, and enable comments. With two posts like this people will come, read, and help you. Just ignore the flamers.
Please don't suffer alone. (cheezy-quote) Pain shared is halfed, joy shared is doubled.(/cheezy quote)

FP FP FP! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848548)

Me Me Me!

hooah soldier (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848550)

third motherfuckin post, douchebags!

Ghost Recon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848878)

"They've opened up..."

Re:Ghost Recon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848935)

Hearing that means that you've fucked up.

You're supposed to be silent and deadly - a ghost.

Go back and play Quake, newbie.

This is a great idea! (1, Funny)

SargeZT (609463) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848554)

This idea is like Windows XP Media Center Edition. Free software for everything you could possibly want in a Home Multimedia Center.

But ya'know, not at all gay like WinXP MCE

Re:This is a great idea! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848698)

Oooh, homophobic and idiotic zealotry! Is the GNAA just getting to you, in addition to your massive Linux inferiority complex?

Does "gay" mean "it works" and "it's not a horrible pain in the ass to make it work, there are lots of different hardware configs that work, and not still beta, oh, and just make, config, recompile, yadda yadda?"

Re:This is a great idea! (0, Offtopic)

damiam (409504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848783)

"gay" has many meanings unrelated to homosexuality.

Re:This is a great idea! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848875)

Really? Well, that's pretty fucking linux. I think it's pretty open source to use it in that context. Now excuse me, I need to go grab a magazine, hit the restroom, and take a damiam.

Re:This is a great idea! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848915)

Gay used to mean happy before you faggots decided to twist the word into something else.

woohoo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848561)

When I get home tonight I'm going to wrap myself in Saran Wrap, black plastic garbage bags, and clear packing tape, and then beat myself off silly. Who wants to join me?

Everyone can do all of this already, duh (-1, Troll)

aflat362 (601039) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848566)

You can record and watch TV - VCR / TIVO

watch DVD's - DVD Player

grab and listen to CD's - cd Player

rate your music - pen and paper, mental note

videochat with other people - any computer with a video cam

watch pictures - computers or actual photos combined with the power of sight

and all this on your TV set in the living room, with a remote control - universal remote

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848588)

You can record and watch TV - VCR / TIVO

watch DVD's - DVD Player

grab and listen to CD's - cd Player

rate your music - pen and paper, mental note

videochat with other people - any computer with a video cam

watch pictures - computers or actual photos combined with the power of sight

and all this on your TV set in the living room, with a remote control - universal remote

That's great an all, but this is for people who want it all-in-one. Maybe it's not for you, but sure does sound appealing to me.

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (1)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848589)

Yes, but all that shit you mentioned cost mad amount of monies. You can build a PC for under $500 and with free software, have it equal an expensive PVR + dvd player. Oh, and watch all those divx movies that you 'backed up'.

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (1)

October_30th (531777) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848646)

with free software, have it equal an expensive PVR + dvd player

Please name one TV-capture card that captures and packs video into DivX using free software.

I have an el-cheapo card that does that perfectly in Windows, but under Linux (xawtv) it can hardly capture raw input (which I have to compress later manually).

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848663)

Don't knock "backups". I have a two year old who knows how to press the DVD/CDROM eject button. She has also leaned on the open CD tray a few times, snapping one off already. Now I rip all my store bought DVDs so that I can play them without the DVD. It's more convenient, safer, and I can skip past all those annoying Disney previews.

Oddly enough, the Linux DivX actually works better than the divx.com player.

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848716)

Oddly enough, the Linux DivX actually works better than the divx.com player.

It's also Gator free.

Yes. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848616)

"Rate your music" is a particularly stupid reason for media PC.

If I have the song, THAT's the good rating. The fact that I went out & got it. What kind of moron goes out to get music they don't like?

Re:Yes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848656)

Agreed. I always laugh when I look at Windows Media Player 9. It has a section labeled "Music tracks I dislike". Quite asinine. Indeed, why would I have music I dislike on my computer?

Re:Yes. (1)

LamerX (164968) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848780)

What kind of moron goes out to get music they don't like?

I do. I know that most people probably don't. But My MultiMedia PC in my living room is like the party PC. Lemme tell ya, everyone loves a huge playlist of everything. And anybody have requests? Add your song to the playlist. The full screen opengl visualizations look bitchin cool on a big ass TV too. Drunk people wander around going "d00d, thats trippy". It will bring people back to your place next time, and say they wanna watch a DVD, bam pop it in, and you're good to go.

What I mean to say is, if you save EVERYTHING, it is bound to be listened to by somebody. I don't exactly go out searching for stuff I don't like, but sometimes downloading crap is inevitable. Plus who doesn't want bragging rights to 160Gb of music?

Re:Yes. (1)

Dasein (6110) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848810)

If you actually go out and buy a CD then you get 2-3 good tracks, 4-5 filler, and 2-3 complete turds. It's nice to be able to punch the "Oh, yuck!" button, then go back later and clean out the yuck.

I haven't bought a new CD in a long time but I have been converting a lot of old CDs to MP3.

You, my friend... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848950)

are buying the wrong cds :)

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (2, Insightful)

dom1234 (695331) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848689)

Of course we can install all this software ourselves. But my mother can't.
The reason for using any Linux distribution is to have a maximum of useful and well configured software with minimum efforts.


My Red Hat 9, before I had done manual installations of many extra software or newer or different versions, couldn't play neither mp3s, mpgs, avis, nor movs.


We can do all this with any distribution just like we can program a complete database system in assembler, or we can have a perfectly secure network if we don't let default settings on OSes, etc.


Being able to do something is one thing, but being able to do this easily is another one.

You're a complete idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848762)

Then your a complete idiot if you can't get anything to work. Go back to winblows or crapple. We don't want you!

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (0)

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Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (1)

Afrosheen (42464) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848863)

PLEASE! Like your mom can even connect this thing to the tv, or piece it together in the first place.

Some people just expect way too much of their parents. I bet her vcr is flashing 12:00 right this minute.

Re:Everyone can do all of this already, duh (1)

jubei (89485) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848996)


Of course we can install all this software ourselves. But my mother can't.
The reason for using any Linux distribution is to have a maximum of useful and well configured software with minimum efforts.


Sure there are software tools out there to do all the tasks listed, but are they easy to use fullscreen with a remote? Easy configuration is important, but I hope that this distribution does more than just bundle some destop-based apps.

New Yorkers (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848570)

How do you feel about the compulsory body searches, helicopter gunships (that "can lethally disrupt any action on the ground"), Hercules patrols with submachine guns and snipers?

Funny how CNN has withdrawn all quotes from a certain authority who acknowledged that some civil rights have been infringed (for the common good).

Looks like the terrorists won...

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848647)

> How do you feel about the compulsory body searches,

Have you been to New York?
Lots of people here are looking forward to the compulsory body searches!

Re:New Yorkers (-1, Offtopic)

hoggoth (414195) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848680)

> How do you feel about the compulsory body searches, helicopter gunships (that "can lethally disrupt any action on the ground"), Hercules patrols with submachine guns and snipers?

I just heard they are sealing the manhole covers shut for New Year's Eve.
*sigh* At least we'll all be safe from C.H.U.D. [badmovies.org]

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848730)

They should really be doing that in San Francisco, not New York.

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848718)

Fine, thanks. And a merry "fuck you" for asking. If Bloomberg doesn't care about getting sued for doing something he believes in, that's OK with me.

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848756)

that's OK with me

As I said, looks like the terrorists have won.

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848754)

Funny how CNN has withdrawn all quotes from a certain authority who acknowledged that some civil rights have been infringed (for the common good).

Except he was not a New York authority. It was New Jersey Governor Jim McGreedy^WMcGreevey.

As an aside, McGreevey is a Dean supporter. If Dean wins, expect another Reno/Ashcroft AG.

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848764)

funny how David Dinkins complained about a couple immigrants getting shot up while Guliani was mayor. Sorry Mr. Dickhead, crime and police brutality was DOWN with Rudy in charge. When you were mayor, people were accidently getting gunned down everyday, by crooks and cops, but nobody cared because it happened every day.

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848814)

How do you feel about the compulsory body searches, helicopter gunships (that "can lethally disrupt any action on the ground"), Hercules patrols with submachine guns and snipers?

link please?

Re:New Yorkers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848920)

Most of the detailed news have been edited down by now.

Earlier today there were photos of the Hercules units watching the streets, snipers in Las Vegas and gunships getting ready for New York.

wow... (1, Troll)

bwhaley (410361) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848575)

Damn [davedina.org] ... :)

Re:wow... (1, Troll)

exhilaration (587191) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848720)

Well, I managed to mirror that picture in case anyone else wants to see it: here [tinyurl.com] .

Besides explaining who "Dina" is, it's not terribly interesting... :(

LASTMEASURE REDIRECT IN PARENT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848778)

his tinyurl is set to redirect to a disgusting image part of the time and something nasty the other part of the time

MOD DOWN PARENT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848805)

dude that is a freaking disgusting webpage

worse than goatse

Re:wow... (2, Informative)

Jonah Hex (651948) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848759)

That's so nice I mirrored it [pointclark.net] ! But 800+Megs seems a bit much for a PVR system. In case you can't see the pic, it's a shot of the install screen with a pic of Dina Tersago, listed as the source of inspiration and a Miss Belgium.

Jonah Hex

You sonuvabitch!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848845)

These pants are dry-clean only!!

In Soviet Russia (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848576)

In Soviet Russia, center media distros YOU!!!

porn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848577)

dina does debian!

Hmm (3, Informative)

downix (84795) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848579)

This sounds similar to the VideoLAN [videolan.org] project.

A great idea tho, tried it out a few years back to much success.

davedina.org requesting $20,000 (4, Funny)

morelife (213920) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848583)

For new servers.

They are down now.

Re:davedina.org requesting $20,000 (1)

svanstrom (734343) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848705)

His blog [advogato.org] 's up though. =)

But not for long. ;-)

Re:davedina.org requesting $20,000 (5, Funny)

thomasvs (600635) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848846)

sigh, if I had known you people would be actually reading on New Year's eve... you're supposed to be out partying like me damnit ! Anyway, if anyone wants to set me up with an ftp or scp account so I can upload the iso's, let me know ! thomas (at) apestaart (dot) org, I can start uploading right away.

Top Ten Ways to Kill a Webserver (3, Funny)

aztektum (170569) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848594)

10. Run it on a distro dedicated to multimedia playback and post it on /.

The rest is up to you

Attractive (2, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848596)

This is a beta release meant to attract new developers, testers, and hackers, who want to work towards a similar goal.

And lawyers and RIAA and MPAA who don't, oh my!

Sheesh....already /. ed (1)

Hegemony (104638) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848609)

Oh well, should have started my ftp download a second sooner...

Anyone doing this already with satisfactory results? I'm loving Tivo but am very close to trying out the all in one option.

another writeup (-1, Troll)

the man with the pla (710711) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848610)

There's another writeup of this distro over at tubgirl tech archive [tubgirl.com]

Re:another writeup (1, Funny)

rmull (26174) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848644)

just a HUNCH but I'd fathom a guess that this link isn't particularly relevant, or work safe. I don't know since I'm at work, and I value my job and my eyes. Follow with caution.

Re:another writeup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848713)

just a HUNCH but I'd fathom a guess that your post isn't particularly relevant (i.e. having to do with The Dave/Dina Multimedia Distro).

MOD ABUSE ALERT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848760)

this is NOT a funny post.

it is offtopic and a cheap attempt to gain karma that should not be rewarded.

Re:MOD ABUSE ALERT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848852)

that's right. It's not funny (well maybe a little) It's informative.

Re:MOD ABUSE ALERT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848900)

How is this informative?

The tubgirl link is already modded down.

This is offtopic and decreases the signal-to-noise ratio.

Please mod down.

Re:another writeup (1, Informative)

exhilaration (587191) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848652)

MOD PARENT DOWN!!!!

Re:another writeup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848884)

How is this informative?

The tubgirl link is already modded down.

This is offtopic and decreases the signal-to-noise ration.

Please mod down

Mod Parent Down (0, Offtopic)

iamweezman (648494) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848655)

This guy is always trolling...Mod Down. Better yet make him your enemy.

Re:Mod Parent Down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848700)

just made you my enemy. thanks for posting offtopic shit logged in

Flamebait? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848711)

How is this flamebait? The parent poster was trying to alert others of the bogus disgusting link in the grandparent post.

Sheesh moderators...

MODS WERE CORRECT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848726)

its offtopic and rude

flamebait is an appropriate moderation

INFORMATIVE? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848867)

How is this informative?

The tubgirl link is already modded down.

This is offtopic and decreases the signal-to-noise ration.

Please mod down.

Nicely Done (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848833)

Post delivers, would read again. A++

Is it easy? (1)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848611)

So is it easy to setup or a pain in the ass just like so many other products? What kind of TV tuners does it support?

good luck (1)

Azmodie (533657) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848622)

well good luck with the project in the new year. i think these distro's are good idea. something i would like to setup in my flat. but lack the spare hardware for now. Hope for the future.

FIRST POST ASKING WHY (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848623)

Why?

Mookore is installing Gentoo again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848624)

Although I won't be finished installing until 2004, It will be good to take it up the ass from Larry!

Site's down (1)

hurtstotouchfire (664278) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848625)

That was quick. Did anybody catch a mirror? Or at least get some text so we have something to comment on other than each other?

When I am President ...Howard Dean (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848635)

Consumers will be allowed to purchase opportunites.
Viewing opportunites for films,listening opportunites for music.After all only the rightsholder can truly "own" intellectual property.
Liscenses will be available at low cost to share these one time only opportuniteies with friends and family members.

I really think.. (5, Insightful)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848659)

... that highly specialized distros of Linux like these are going to be what gets it into households. Bonus points of they make it CD bootable like Knoppix.

Man I'd love to have a mail server distro. Just run the install, then get a little wizard thing that asks the questions it needs to know to be configured, then boom, you have a mail server.

Make another for web server, office workstation, game distro, artist distro, PDA distro, etc. If focus is given to suit these needs, people will be less shy about trying them out. I know I would be. It's rather daunting to set up Linux, then have NFI what you want to do next, then when you do get an idea it's a PITA to find out what you need to do it.

Re:I really think.. (1, Informative)

greenskyx (609089) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848782)

I completely agree with you... two of my favorite specialized distributions are:

E-Smith [e-smith.org] - Small business server/gateway. Allows VERY easy setup of samba shares and a few other things through a web based control panel.

and

IPCop [ipcop.org] - Firewall distro that is only 20MB!

Re:I really think.. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848888)

You ever look at the way E-Smith does things? Holly crap, what a mess! It's no wonder there's always exploits for it. And to have to pay for those updates from something that's supposed to be free (based on RH btw) what a joke E-Smith is.

Re:I really think.. (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848895)

Thank you for mentioning that! *bookmarked*

Re:I really think.. (1)

greenskyx (609089) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848931)

You should also bookmark contribs.org [contribs.org] if you want to do anything with E-smith. It's the community support site. It started rather recently so it's a bit sparce now, but I'm sure it will pick up as people join.

Re:I really think.. (5, Insightful)

earthforce_1 (454968) | more than 10 years ago | (#7849017)

Actually, I would rather see one universal distro that could become whatever you want it to be - anything from a single floppy firewall that runs on a 386, to an everything but the kitchen sink super desktop system, or perhaps one element of a beowulf cluster.

That is the way the kernel itself is designed - it can be cut down slim and trim or loaded up with all the fixin's. But it is all built off the same code base.

1000 specialized distros will lead to confusion in the marketplace, and would be a nightmare to keep up to date. Imagine if you have even 10 of them to take care of, and had to remember a few months later how to reinstall or patch if the tools and package management are different for each!

ivtv (2, Interesting)

Bigby (659157) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848662)

So does this make ivtv, lirc, etc... much easier to install. I bought a PVR-350 (tv tuner and tv-out) and a 160 GB hd to setup a multimedia center. The server (my primary computer) has the 160 GB hd, MySQL, and master mythtv backend. The client is a 450 MHz computer with the PVR-350. If it works well, I will buy another PVR-350 and put it in an extra 400 MHz computer. Quite scalable. The current problem is getting ivtv to compile properly.

the distro/software is not the hard part. (1, Interesting)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848672)

The hard part is getting TV out that is clean, supported and Hardware accelerated for mpeg1/2/4 playback.

A P-4 1.2 ghz machine has barely enough power if you dont have hardware playback for the video files, then you have to get a decent capture card (DVR-250/350 is the ONLY choice.) supported audio that doesnt suck... (SIS/I810/AC97 audio is the absolute worst you can get, and is usually on every motherboard.)

how about a standard hardware platform that works and wont be discontinued in 30 minutes?

Re:the distro/software is not the hard part. (1)

bigjnsa500 (575392) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848735)

I don't know what kind of crack your smokin, but I can get my measily 500mhz P3 to playback any video file, mpeg or avi, xvid, quicktime, etc...

Even better, get a DXR3 for $30 on ebay. Mplayer and Xine both can use its TV out. And yes, it even does non-mpeg files on the TV-out and yes that same computer plays it back just fine.

Re:the distro/software is not the hard part. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848897)

hey dipshit.

the dxr3 is .... GASP.... discontinued and not possible to get outside of used on ebay...

Nvidia has crap for video out. ATI isnt well supported but much better in regards to video out. and ITX boards have nasty-crappy Tv out and XV support.

why dont you actually try to make one of these things instead of talking out your ass..

I agree with lumpy... without XV you cant play a divx cleanly on a 1Ghz machine. so most SIS chipsets that are motherboard integrated and have a decent tv out cxhipset behind them that dont need some stupid driver to get working have crap XV support and CANT play VIDEO FULL SCREEN DECENTLY.

think you fool.... think!

Torrent? (1)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848677)

Hey, anyone have a .torrent for this?

Re:Torrent? (1)

m0rph3us0 (549631) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848907)

I'm in the process of getting the isos from the developer and once that is done I will be posting a link to the torrent here.

Advice to distro nerds. (2, Funny)

supabeast! (84658) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848714)

In the future, when you get /. to pump your new distro, make sure that your servers can handle the load first.

Morons.

Re:Advice to distro nerds. (1)

damiam (409504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848873)

And, especially, don't link to dynamically-generated PHPNuke content when you're slashdotting yourself.

sounds awesome! ...but (1)

PeteyG (203921) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848748)

This sounds totally cool! Maybe I should build a box for this and give it to the folks next year for christmas.

On a related note, Happy New Year to everyone !

thanks! but how is that anywhere near related?!

Re:sounds awesome! ...but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848990)

The software release being new, 2004 being new ergo!! :)

aut0tr0ll is teh sp0kE!? (-1)

Jack Froidalbungle (730156) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848809)

Hello master.

sid=91151
formkey=zClFujwLKz

This is a joint venture that will be mutually advantageous to both parties involved.

So for digital channels. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848840)

I have a Motorola 5100 cable box.
From any TV in the house, I can get the standard analog channels 2-69. However, the digital channels 100-179 301-360, etc. only come in with the Moto 5100. Does this distro allow me to only record/pause/playback the analog channels, do I have to somehow connect it to the 5100 to see digital, or does it work on all channels with some special hardware?

Just askin.

The world needs a centralized library (1)

CrazyJim0 (324487) | more than 10 years ago | (#7848866)

Sure, content makers never want to let their works go for free.

So charge people for the download. Allow access to every movie, book, piece of culture you can put in the database.

Allow people to comment on it and categorize similar works. Ie, if you liked the Lion King, maybe watch some other Disney movies.

But take it to obscure works, and you get to learn more about culture.

For kids, it would be invaluable for learning... Theres so many learning software packages for kids, edutainment, but they go obscure with each passing computer phase.

This would make your computer not only replace your television, but be enlightening too.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FAT FAGGY DORKS (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7848925)

With bad breath! I'm going home from work early today!

Dave/Dina Multimedia Distro (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7849026)

Allow me to rephrase it (I mean, after all, this is /.! :-D):-

It is now official - SearchEngineWatch has confirmed: Google is dying.

Yet another crippling bombshell hit the beleaguered Google community when recently IDC confirmed that the Google accounts for less than a fraction of 1 percent of all search engine usage. Coming on the heels of the latest SearchEngineWatch survey which plainly states that Google has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Google is collapsing in complete disarray, as further exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive search engine usage test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict Google's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Google faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Google because Google is dying. Things are looking very bad for Google. As many of us are already aware, Google continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood. Google Groups is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core posters.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

The Google CEO Eric Schmidt states that there are 7000 users of Google. How many users of other protocols are there? Let's see. The number of Google versus other search engine hits when you search "search engine" on Google is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 other search engine users. Google posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of other protocols posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of Google. A recent article put Usenet at about 80 percent of the Internet market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 Google users. This is consistent with the number of Usenet posts about Google on Google.

Due to the troubles of Mountain View, abysmal sales and so on, Google went out of business and was taken over by Slashdot who sell another troubled web service. Now Slashdot is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that Google has steadily declined in market share. Google is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Google is to survive at all it will be among search engine hobbyists. Google continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Google is dead.

Fact: Google is dead.

(Credits: This is a revisionist post-modernist /.-aimed humour inspired by an earlier Web is dying troll [slashdot.org], which in turn was inspired by earlier "BSD is dying" trolls. And oh, I got the post by googling slashdot for "Kreskin" [google.com].)
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