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MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 1: KnoppMyth

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One of the favorite, stand alone systems on Linux for producing your own Digital Video Recorder, or DVR, is MythTV. But for some, MythTV is a little too geek to be bothered with due its sometimes complex and cumbersome installation process, or issues with the distribution it's being installed on. But not to be thwarted, a few slick and creatively minded developers have taken some of the top Linux distributions out there and created complete, ready to install MythTV distros that are designed to simplify the install to the point of being essentially "plug and play", rather than "plug and pray".

While there are nearly eight of these distributions out there, only three are solid and mainstream enough to be recognized by Distrowatch, and ready for the average, non-Linux geek to use. The first of those we will look at is KnoppMyth, a MythTV Linux distribution built on the ever venerable Knoppix livecd distro, and designed to make setting up your own DVR easy.

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