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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

As some of you may have read, I am reviving my Linux HTPC project, now that I can build it with Ubuntu and MythTV.
The specs are :
ASRock AM2NF6G-VSTA Micro ATX mobo, am2 3500+, 1 gig ddr2 ram,etc.
This Mobo is "Vista-ready" (even though There were No Vista drivers available when I bought it, and XP was a pain to install on it).
Ubuntu 7.04 64 installed perfectly, onboard ide, sound,nic,video all running , even with "wobbly Windows" Smile

The most unusual part of the design is the case, shown at the top of this page.

It will be running by remote control, and a 10 metre DVI cable to a widescreen wall-mounted monitor.
And yes, it is cast iron. At least it won't be easy to steal, it is a 2 man lift empty.

The only names I can think of are "Heavy Metal" and "Pumping Iron"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

Something with Hercules perhaps? Like Hercumyth? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:12 am    Post subject: RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

How about Woody?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:21 am    Post subject: RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

Or Stealyth? (like: steal it Wink)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about "SLAYER" the ultimate in heavy metal ?? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't Iron Maiden have made a better pun SF?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kilikopele wrote:
Wouldn't Iron Maiden have made a better pun SF?


Yes it would, but he isn't that clever.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no Confused the maiden totally kick ass but slayer are the ultimate in heavy metal Cool |__|
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, what a case. Is it really a case by design, or genuinely a modified stove?
I'm assuming the later. How do you access the drives, or does it not have dvd drive etc.

It deserves an award for something, the only case I saw that came vaguely close was a beer keg.

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Dave, ie Dave Murray from Iron Maiden
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
As some of you may have read, I am reviving my Linux HTPC project, now that I can build it with Ubuntu and MythTV.


Wouldn't Mandriva cooker be more appropriate? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

Or if you work exclusively in Boolean logic, you could call it the Iron OR.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions Reply with quote

If you worked exclusively in Boolean Logic, you'd have to call it the Iron XOR Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have to take back my statement , i saw the maiden last night at the download and they are still as awesome as they were at the begining Very Happy so i agree iron maiden for the name
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
i have to take back my statement , i saw the maiden last night at the download and they are still as awesome as they were at the begining Very Happy so i agree iron maiden for the name
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nordle wrote:
wow, what a case. Is it really a case by design, or genuinely a modified stove?

Yes it is a genuine cast iron and brass stove that we bought in Cornwall. It has never been used to burn wood or coal, as our local area is a smokeless zone. It has up until now been an ornament with a couple of "candleflame" bulbs simulating a real fire
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I'm assuming the later. How do you access the drives, or does it not have dvd drive etc.

I am still working on the internal shell, I am photographing it as I go, and documenting it too. I will probably post it on my website.

The top hinges up and back, and the 2 doors at the front drop down.
I may need to use a laptop DVD drive, or perhaps modify the ash drawer.
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It deserves an award for something, the only case I saw that came vaguely close was a beer keg.


I was inspired by the mini-itx site.

http://www.mini-itx.com/
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