Calculate Linux Media Center 14

A media center edition of the Calculate Linux Gentoo-based Live CD operating system
Calculate Media Center is a recent addition to the constantly growing list of editions based on the Calculate Linux operating system. It is a modern distribution of Linux that provides users with a media center computing environment.

The main component of this Calculate Linux flavor is the open source XBMC media center software, which can be used to transform a decent desktop computer into a powerful HTPC (Home Theater PC).

Like all other Calculate Linux editions, this specialized system is distributed as two Live DVD ISO images, one for each of the supported architectures (32-bit and 64-bit). Additionally, they provide support for several languages, including English and Russian.

As usual, the boot medium can be used to test the system memory of your computer for errors, copy the entire live environment to RAM (requires at least 2GB), as well as to start the operating system that is currently installed on the first drive.

With this multimedia-oriented edition of Calculate Linux you will be able to transform a high-end computer into a powerful home theater station in only a few minutes. It can be used to playback all of your multimedia content on a big screen TV or LCD.

Thanks to the pre-installed XBMC software, users will be able to play video and audio content, listen to a large collection of digital music files, view photos, listen to online radio streams, as well as to aggregate podcasts via RSS feeds.

Another interesting feature is the ability to download torrent and magnet files, thanks to a built-in Bittorrent client software. Additionally, users can add various plugins to expand the default functionality of the distribution.

Calculate Media Center is 100% compatible with the Gentoo Linux operating system, it requires modest hardware resources, and lets users to customize the ISO image as they see fit. We recommend it to all people who are looking for a good HTPC distro.

Reviewed by on March 5th, 2014


last updated on:
September 5th, 2014, 13:32 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The Calculate Linux Team
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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Calculate Linux Media Center
What's New in This Release:
  • A user-friendly update tool that features:
  • Automatic updates checkup
  • Notifications shown in the system tray and in the command line
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Calculate Linux is an open source Gentoo-based Linux distribution and Live DVD whose goal is to be easy to install/upd...

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