Laptop Converted Into HTPC
before you guys start flaming me, there is a few things i would like to say.
1: yes, i am new to this forum and to the linux community.
2: yes, i do know there are about a gazillion articles about mythtv and freevo and yes i did read some of them.
So let's start by giving my problem:
I have a Laptop that i use for design related work. I tried doing this on ubuntu, but even if gimp is a great program, it just isn't anywhere near the adobe suite. so i need windows (not a big fan of mac, pure preference, difference is neglligible). But When i get home from work, i would really like to hook up my laptop to my scart cable, plug in my audio and power and start using my laptop for HTPC features. And I would like to do this on linux, because waiting for Vista sucks because i have to pay for it anyway. Linux is free. free rulez :)
I also used ubuntu to try and get this to work. Mythtv and freevo just wouldn't install correctly. Probably because i was using the 64 bit distro and the packages are not developed yet for it. also i do not have a TV tuner. i am one of those rare people these days that does not watch tv, except movies on dvd or divx.
So, what would i like to know?
1: what linux distro should i use? I am pretty new to all this, i know some linux, but i would not exactly call myself intermediate let a lone expert.
2: what should i use? mythtv or freevo?
anyways. i hope you guys can help me. Cheerio!