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Apr 14, 2011, 9:37 AM
Post #11 of 20
Funny, this went to my spam box. If Myth works for you great, if not, move
Re: SOLVED: MythTV vs. Windows Media Center
[In reply to]
on which obviously you did, but don't complain about it for all the world to
see. Maybe the reason why you never received a response from the list was
HOW you presented yourself to the group. Just a thought.
Open Source Software is not without it's faults (same can be said about
Microsoft Software). I wish you luck in Windows World. I personally tried
Media Center and detested the fact that I was not in control of the
recordings as the file types themselves were DRM'd to hell and back. That's
why I chose to work through setting MythTV up 2 years ago.
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:23 PM, brianr69 [at] gmail <brianr69 [at] gmail>wrote:
> Yes, I pride myself on not being obnoxious. I'm sure you can tell.
> Oh... crap... I didn't "bottom post". My apologies. I'm sure this has
> offended many of you FOSS purists. I'm sure you'll promptly ban me for my
> transgressions. Quick! Find a crucifix and nail me to it!
> I guess the point I'm trying to make (with quite a bit of satire) is that
> if you folks weren't so rigid, maybe more people would take up your cause.
> Microsoft didn't make it to their level by pissing off their potential
> I understand how much time and dedication it has taken to develop your
> product (for free). However, if you want to attract a larger audience...
> (to quote an old southern-USA saying) you'll get more flies with honey than
> with vinegar.
> I was honestly interested in Myth. However, after such negative responses
> as I received, it totally turned me away from Myth.
> Yes, I have a lot more experience with Windows than with Linux but I LOVE
> the idea of learning new things.
> The responses I received here were what turned me completely away from Myth
> (that, and the fact that the "simple" Mythbuntu installation wouldn't even
> run on my hardware). Conversely, I've received nothing but helpful,
> positive responses in similar forums that are dedicated to Windows Media
> Center. Those folks go the extra mile and don't criticize when someone asks
> a stupid question.
> Media Center isn't perfect. However, there is a TON of
> free-open-source-software or donation-ware for Media Center that
> accomplishes everything that I want to do. I now have a working Media
> Center system that serves HD video to every room of my house from a single
> Windows PC. Admittedly, I'm still tweaking and learning new tricks... but
> it serves my needs and more. The machine I built is silent, cool, and does
> everything I've read that Myth can do. Yes, I spent quite a bit of money on
> the machine and the extenders to make them do what I want to do... but it's
> very solid... and reliability is very important to me. I'm pretty anal when
> it comes to building a reliable machine that will stand the test of time...
> I don't cut corners... so that's a big part of why I spent the amount of
> money that I did. The machine is overkill. It rarely runs at more than 20%
> of capacity in either CPU, disc I/O or network I/O. It will probably still
> be doing its job in 10 years... just like every over-built machine I've ever
> I'm sure I'll receive a lot of flames from this message, but I really don't
> care. I'll be deleting my Myth account pretty soon anyway.
> I hope you'll reply to future requests from newbies who challenge your
> pre-conceived notions with more care than you replied to mine.
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:49 PM, Brian Phillips <brian.phillips [at] byu>wrote:
>> brianr69 [at] gmail wrote:
>> > Many of the replies I received were quite obnoxious.
>> Thanks for the example of an unobnoxious reply!
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