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A free MythTV-based distribution of Linux derived from the Fedora operating system

editor's review





As its name suggests to Linux connoisseurs, MythDora is a distribution of Linux based on the Fedora operating system and built around the MythTV software. It provides users with a reliable and fast PVR (Personal Video Recorder) or DVR (Digital Video Recorder) system.

It’s downloadable as Live CDs, NetInstall images or installable-only DVDs

The MythDora operating system can be downloaded as Live CDs that don’t require you to install anything on your computer in order to use the operating system, NetInstall images that allows power users to install the distribution over the network, as well as installable-only CDs and DVDs for old-school users who prefer to install MythDora the old fashioned way.

Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms

No matter if you want to just try MythDora or install it on your computer as a DVR/PVR system, the best way for that is to grab one of the Live CD ISO images that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture. Both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures are supported at this time.

The default desktop environment is powered by Xfce

Before you can access the graphical session, you must set the date and time, as well as to configure various aspects of the MythTV system. When you’re done with the MythTV configuration, press the “Finish” button on the first-time configuration wizard to access the Xfce desktop environment.

Xfce features a traditional layout and lightweight apps

Xfce features a traditional layout comprises of a taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen. It includes several lightweight applications specific to Xfce, such as the Thunar file manager, Leafpad text editor, Xarchiver archive manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Xine media player, Xfce Terminal terminal emulator, Bulk Rename batch file renaming tool, as well as two utilities for configuring and accessing the MythTV front-end.

MythDora was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 20th, 2014
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