Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Five Best Linux HTPC Motherboards

Filed under
Hardware

Are you planning to build a Linux HTPC front-end or a stand-alone Linux HTPC, but are you unsure which motherboards would be best suited?

Well look no further, we have put together a list of five great motherboards that in our opinion (based on experience, feedback from other users on forums and many hours of comparing specs and reviews of current motherboards) would all make a solid basis for a great Linux HTPC running XBMC, MythTV (Mythbuntu, LinuxMCE), Freevo or SageTV.

Our selection criteria were the following:

* micro-ATX or mini-ITX form factor
Size usually matters with a HTPC, few people would want a big tower case in their living room, not to mention the WAF (wife acceptance factor). Also most HTPC specific cases are designed for these form factors.

* Nvidia GeForce 8200/8300 or 9300/9400 series on-board GPU
* an on-board HDMI and/or DVI video out port
* an on-board coax or optical S/PDIF audio out port
* silent, fan-less (no chipset fan)

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Wayland & Weston 1.10 Up To Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate is out for Wayland 1.10 and its reference Weston compositor. Over the earlier alpha/beta releases, the Wayland 1.10 release candidate brings just some cosmetic fixes. Details outlined here. Weston 1.10 Release Candidate 1 meanwhile includes various refinements and bug fixes. The Weston details are outlined here. Read more Also: Nvidia 361.28 Video Driver Released for Linux with Support for GeForce 945A GPUs

Debian-Based RebeccaBlackOS Wayland Live CD Gets the Enlightenment 0.20 Desktop

Some of you out there might remember the RebeccaBlackOS project, a GNU/Linux distribution based on the acclaimed Debian operating system and designed to showcase the latest Wayland technologies on top of the Enlightenment desktop. Read more

Linux on Servers

  • Docker as a High-Performance Enabler for Cloud Storage
    The container-based service Docker is gaining massive momentum in the industry, and for many good reasons. The current appeal of Docker stems from issues associated with running VMs, namely that each one has to be provided with virtualized memory and storage resources. Containers make it far easier to run enterprise-grade services and address concerns for data portability, scaling, processing, performance, extensibility and latency.
  • Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns
    Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments from the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer. "We have hired Natanael Copa, the awesome creator of Alpine Linux, and are in the process of switching the Docker official image library from Ubuntu to Alpine," a user named shykes wrote in a Hacker News thread 10 days ago.
  • HPE to OEM SGI UV 8-Socket Technology for In-Memory Processing of Linux Workloads

today's leftovers