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New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:47 pm

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" :)

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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RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions

Postby Dutch_Master » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:46 pm

Something with Hercules perhaps? Like Hercumyth? ;)
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RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions

Postby kilikopele » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:12 am

How about Woody?
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RE: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions

Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:21 am

Or Stealyth? (like: steal it ;))
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:51 am

how about "SLAYER" the ultimate in heavy metal ?? :D
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Postby kilikopele » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:42 pm

Wouldn't Iron Maiden have made a better pun SF?
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:27 pm

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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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:34 pm

no :? the maiden totally kick ass but slayer are the ultimate in heavy metal 8) |__|
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Postby nordle » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:45 pm

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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Re: New Linux HTPC Project- name suggestions

Postby nelz » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:56 pm

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? :D
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Postby kilikopele » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:03 pm

Or if you work exclusively in Boolean logic, you could call it the Iron OR.
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Postby nelz » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:08 pm

If you worked exclusively in Boolean Logic, you'd have to call it the Iron XOR :P
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:58 pm

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 :D so i agree iron maiden for the name
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Postby towy71 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:03 pm

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 :D so i agree iron maiden for the name
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:35 pm

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
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.

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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