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A MythTV-based operating system for transforming old computers into powerful DVR systems

editor's review




Welcome to the Maverick Meerkat of Mythbuntu, a special, free of charge and open source operating system designed from the ground up to be used by people who are looking for a hassle-free solution to transform old computers into dedicated DVR (Digital Video Record) systems.

Still distributed as Live CDs for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms

Mythbuntu 10.10 was officially announced on October 10, 2010 along with numerous other Ubuntu flavors. It was supported until April 10, 2012 and can be downloaded as Live CD ISO images for the 64-bit (amd64) and 32-bit (i386) hardware platforms, which means that the users must burn them onto CD discs or write them to USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity in order to boot them from the BIOS of a PC.

The functionality and look of the boot loader has not been changed from the previous version of Mythbuntu, allowing the user to try the operating system without installing anything, check the bootable medium for defects (only if using a CD media), perform a memory (RAM) test, boot an existing OS from the first disk and directly install the distribution (not recommended).

Still using Xfce, still looking clean and professional

The distribution still uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment with the same dark theme, as well as the clean and professional look that it tried to achieve from the previous release. Furthermore, it includes exactly the same software packages that were available on Mythbuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), only newer versions.

Among some of them, we can mention Mozilla Firefox web browser, VLC Media Player, Mythbuntu Frontend, HDHomeRun Config GUI, Mythbuntu Log Grabber, Thunar file manager, Synaptic Package Manager, and Xfce Terminal terminal emulator.

Bottom line

Overall, Mythbuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) is not very different from the previous release, providing users with the same level of professionalism that made this project so popular. This version is no longer maintained and has been archived for historical purposes only.

Mythbuntu was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 23rd, 2014
Mythbuntu - The desktop environment of the Mythbuntu 10.10 Linux desktop environment

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