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    Constant Bitrate pandy's Avatar
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    There is no reason whatsoever that you cant use windows through VMware once linux is installed.

    This uses a x86 cpu so it shouldnt be a problem.. infact looking at it it has a full intel chipset, so the chances are you could even use mac osx x86 on there too (as that uses a x86 kernel).

    When mine is linuxfied I will no doubt endeavor to toy with it..

    PMs, replied to round #1, round #2 will be replied to later, Im installing seats into a buddy's car right now
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

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    OK for those who havent requested the stuff here is what you're dealing with here.

    front, back and internals
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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

    http://www.fruitsim.com/killer.jpg

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    what kinda bogomips ya get on that sucker?
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    l0l - nice find man!

    on craigslist, early last year, i picked up two HP e-pcs <- these are the HP thin client machines.

    specs:
    866mhz p3
    128mb ram
    10gb hard drive
    24x cd drive

    the best part?!?! I paid $100 FOR BOTH OF THESE BOXES!!!

    lol

    i had a good deal - but that doesnt beat the $5 you paid. comparing my deal to yours, i got ripped of

    l0l - good work, my man!
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    hehe even the woman at msn (you need to phone them to set up msntv if youre using it legally) said that they dont sell for more than $10 because of the subscription fee.

    Amazing really how in less than an hour you can convert it into something worth ten times that.
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

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    That's cool about the Cheap car pc... But, just out of cuiosity, how hard would it be to convert this into a REALLY CHEAP DVR?

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster
    That's cool about the Cheap car pc... But, just out of cuiosity, how hard would it be to convert this into a REALLY CHEAP DVR?

    Peace,

    Rafster
    Well providing there is DVR software out there somewhere for linux (it would be too slow through VMware) then its plenty possible tbh.

    You would only need a USB DVR box.. (like a TV adapter wintv or something)

    Pinnacle make capture boxes like that, but the problem you would have for SURE is none of them would be recognised by linux (AFAIK of course, I could be wrong).

    Not many peripheral companies support linux as theyre too lazy to write the drivers lol.

    Give me some time and Ill see what the possibility of running windows is, it might even be possible to run a complete fresh install of windows and use linux to boot it with (multiboot screen).
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

    http://www.fruitsim.com/killer.jpg

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    would it be possible to connect a dc to dc power supply to this?

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    But will it play divx movies via mplayer in linux?

    Might be a cheap divx player... gonna have to get one now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandy
    Well providing there is DVR software out there somewhere for linux .
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythtv

    I'm bidding on one on ebay right now. Peeps, please don't bid against labythan or i'll kill you all.
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