It can be used to install a standalone frontend, backend, or combination machines.
Mythbuntu uses the XFCE desktop. All unnecessary standard Ubuntu applications such as OpenOffice, Evolution, and a full Gnome desktop are not installed in a default Mythbuntu install. If at any time a user wants to, they can install ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop, or xubuntu-desktop and add a full desktop onto their installation.
This can easily be done via the Mythbuntu Control Centre.
Updates (via Distrowatch)
Mythbuntu 11.04, a new version of the Ubuntu-based distribution focusing on easy set up of a standalone MythTV system, is out today: "Mythbuntu 11.04 has been released. It is very important to note that this release is only compatible with MythTV 0.24 systems. Previous Mythbuntu releases can be upgraded to a compatible version with the builds located here. For a more detailed explanation, see here. Changes from Mythbuntu 10.10: MythTV 0.24; Mythbuntu-bare scheduling now available for backups; Android and iOS devices can now be used as remote controls; underlying Ubuntu updates; recent snapshot of the MythTV 0.24 release is included; preview of the upcoming MythNetvision plugin; Mythbuntu theme fixes."
Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and known issues.
Download (SHA256): mythbuntu-11.04-desktop-i386.iso (645MB, torrent), mythbuntu-11.04-desktop-amd64.iso (698MB, torrent).Recent releases:
• 2010-10-10: Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 10.10
• 2010-04-30: Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 10.04
• 2009-10-30: Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 9.10
• 2009-04-23: Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 9.04
• 2008-10-31: Distribution Release: Mythbuntu 8.10
- Snappier frontend
- Better integration w/ system services like upstart and consolekit
- New mcc plugins
- Simplified live frontend
- Underlying Ubuntu updates are found here
- MythTV 0.23 build 24104 is included (see 0.23 Release Notes)
- Preview of the upcoming MythNetvision plugin. This app is still undergoing rapid development, so please do not file bug reports on it this release
- Mythbuntu theme fixes
- New Theme - ArcLight
You can also install different desktops such as ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-desktop. Install Plugins, configure MySQL, set passwords, install proprietary drivers, proprietary codecs, setup remote controls, and a range of other features all from one convenient program.
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