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Hello, I did a search on here and couldn't find any topics about Element operating system. From the website it looks pretty cool and i was wondering have anyone used it before?

http://www.elementmypc.com/main/index.php
post #2 of 5
It looks like a version of Linux that has been tailored to media centers. You could give it a try.

You should try out xbmc. AKA xbox media center.
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I am typing this from my HTPC that has Element installed, so far I really like it.
I was running XBMC through my Linux, but was having problems.
Then I installed XBMC Live which worked wonderful...but I wanted MORE haha.
So I installed Element which has all the things I wanted to have for my HTPC.
It was a booger figuring out how to get the HDMI audio working out of the ATI card I have in it.
But the guy has a script on his forum that did the fix, although it did still take some tinkering around.
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i went ahead and tried the live cd of it. stuck between that and wmc
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Looks nice.

A few reasons I will not use it.
1. I already have Windows 7 set up and working on 3 HTPC's (and integrated with Windows Home Server)
2. No Netflix (that I can see, DRM reasons like most other open source stuff I guess)
3. No TV tuner support/ DVR capibility (at least that I can find, seem you may be able to use myth tv within it though).
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