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Been running OSMC now for about five months. A few stability issues and the default skin is a bit overly minimal but it's still the best set-top media software I've ever used. Stick it on a Raspberry Pi and connect it to your network and you have a fantastic media center. I even managed to get a cheap USB sound card working on it so I could input my turntable.

There is even a dodgy hack of retro-pi you can install to let it play emulated games, though they have some preliminary plans for something a bit safer and official for retro-gaming needs so I'm holding off for that.

Most win compatible IR remotes work out of the box now with it and you can run either the official Kodi mobile remote app or something third-party like Yatse (http://yatse.tv/redmine/projects/yatse).

Overall for the price of a Raspberry Pi (£29.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00T2U7R7I) you get something that easily knocks the Chromecast on it's arse IMO.
Liz: We first met Sam Nazarko early in 2012 when he was still at school, in the sixth form. He’d been working on a packaged version of XBMC, the open-source media player, specifically built for the Raspberry Pi. He called it Raspbmc: he’d created a way to boot your Raspberry Pi straight into a really slick …
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Don't see the point of running a headless version of Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi over the available Debian builds. Or the benefits of making IoT apps on Windows 10 vs Linux in general.

I'm sure firms Microsoft reps will say different though.
Day one of Microsoft's Build 2015 conference is in the books, but that doesn't mean the news has stopped. The Windows 10 IoT Core Insider developer previ
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NEW! 7 days to the general election; 7 posters from the 1975 'Watch Out! There's a Politician About' campaign. http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2015/05/watch-out-theres-politician-about.html 
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I.. have no words. I can't decide if I'm impressed at the audacity or horrified that similar tactics still gain ground today.
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Such a perfect song. This is on my mixtape for playing when the poxyclypse comes.
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Confused about which of the two most popular home computers would be best for you? Be confused no longer.
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Ominous
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"For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."
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Not having to reboot into Windows or fire up the Xbox to play a Batman Arkham game? Have we come that far?
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My old PC seems to be really on its last legs. Freezes, occasionally recovers but often need a restart. Doesn't seem to be excessively hot. Does it in both Ubuntu and Windows so it's obviously a hardware problem.

Any ideas what component is likely to cause this? Memory? CPU? Motherboard? Can't afford to replace the whole thing but might be able to replace a component if I know which one might be at fault. Running Memtest86 to see if it throws up any faults.
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Sad news. Was a great light OS, that was awesome in old kit and netbooks.

"CrunchBang Development Halted" http://fossforce.com/2015/02/crunchbang-development-halted/
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I need to confess: my name is Peter and I'm a horror film nerd. I used to buy Fangoria magazine and have been waiting for almost two decades for another direct-to-video Phantasm movie.

And it's finally coming this year...
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No doubt about it !
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Gameplay gets a bit samey after a while but I love the classic prog-rock style of this game.
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PRAEst76 is a firm believer in discipline, art and shadow puppetry. Most of the activities he is involved in contain some element of these.

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