Ronnie’s PC upgraded

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Ronnie has a much more powerful PC now, with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ for a CPU.
I basically switched machines between Ronnie and the Media Box, which hasn’t managed to be one.
New games we’ve bought recently (Empire Earth 2, Lord of the Rings, Black and White 2) were unable to play on Ronnie’s old PC because the CPU was only 700 MHz, and they demanded 1.5 GHz.
Egad.

The good news is that even with the slower CPU, the Media Box could theoretically still function.
Indeed, it may be easier to set up because the hardware is older.
Linux installs mellow with hardware age, you see.

I am going to put it back together this weekend and try installing Ubuntu and then see if Myth TV will install nicely on that OS.
I may have to use the CVS version of Myth, but I’ve actually been wanting to do that so I can contribute.

family, hardware, software.

About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

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