Difference between revisions of "System Requirements"

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Revision as of 19:53, 5 December 2007

Core

Core is the term given to the main server with in the house. This is the 'center' of the LinuxMCE system and is the device which serves the administration pages to browsers.

It is from this Core that allows whole house plug-and-play and lets you plug all sorts of devices anywhere into your home network:

  • Media directors
  • telephones
  • surveillance cameras
  • interface modules
  • audio players

LinuxMCE will detect them and set them up automatically. It's like plug-and-play in Windows, but it extends throughout the whole house.

Retrieved from Core

Minimum

CPU

This machine should have a reasonably powerful CPU for decoding/encoding media, running the database and web server, and other system services.

I would recommend a ~700mhz P3 as a _bare_ minimum. --bmk789

Motherboard

Any Linux-compatible motherboard (95% chance your's will work) will run smoothly, give or take a few features (SPDIF, etc.)

RAM

For a bare minimum server, 256MB of RAM is recommended, (128MB has been tested to work, but not very well)

Hard Drive

Your core's hard drive should be larger than 4GB (to install the OS) plus as much as you want for media storage, network-boot images, etc.

DVD/CD-ROM

A DVD drive is required for installing with the Quick Install DVD. Without a DVD-ROM drive, the user is left to the CD install method, which requires a fresh install of Kubuntu 7.04, then a 2CD installation of LinuxMCE.

Recommended

CPU

Motherboard

RAM

Hard Drive

DVD/CD-ROM

Media Directors

Minimum

Recommended