CentOS 5.1: Stripped Install

CentOS Logo

CentOS is the community based clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Its stability and long release cycle make it perfect for building a home server or MythTV appliance.  Let’s walk through the process of installing a stripped down but very functional version of CentOS 5.1 which can be the basis for your next Linux project. Digg It! History   History […]

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VNC: Window To A Remote GUI

Windows Server Configuration Dialog

If a Windows user wants remote access to another Windows GUI it’s as simple as configuring Windows Remote Desktop and initiating a session.  That’s all fine and good, but let’s say the remote GUI is a Linux based PC or perhaps the Windows user wants to use something other than Remote Desktop.  How then is this trick to be accomplished?  […]

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SSH: Secure Console Access From Afar

There comes a time in every Linux user’s life where it would be quite handy to administer the box remotely. Whether it is to tweak some Linux settings from a Windows box or to fiddle with the Linux server in the basement from the comfort of your desktop system upstairs, SSH (Secure SHell) can make your dreams come true. Today, […]

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HTPC Buying Guide: Graphics Cards

Matt, with some help from the rest of us, dives into what makes a good graphics card for your HTPC. This guide is a part of a series of articles that will help newcomers and enthusiasts alike buy the best parts for their HTPC builds. As mentioned in the CPU article guide , this is a series of articles that […]

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HTPC Buying Guide: Processors


Let me start off by introducing our new article series here at Missing Remote. On a periodic basis, as technology moves on, we will be creating buying guides for each component of a HTPC. This is an effort of all editors here at Missing Remote with extra credit going to Matt for basically writing the guide. Of course, I need […]

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Adding HD DVD (or Blu-ray) to your HTPC


This is the first article in a series as Missing Remote looks at getting the next generation HD optical formats into your HTPC. In this initial installment I discuss adding HD DVD playback to a typical Home Theater PC. While I use an HD DVD drive this article also applies to those wanting to add Blu-ray support.  Digg It! The Basics   The Basics You’ll need a […]

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ATSC/NTSC Tuner Guide


Those of you who followed us over from HTPCnews will remember the basics of this guide. I’ve been at it again and written a brand new TV tuner card guide. With analog TV quality becoming less of an issue (most venders have it right now), and the addition of HDTV tuning becoming the standard (thanks in part to the March 2009 deadline). […]

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Building An HTPC For $1000


Not so long ago, building a HTPC for a thousand dollars was a relatively easy affair. There were not a lot of hardware choices that made sense for the Media Center Enthusiast. Not so anymore my fine furry friend. Not only has the parts available for HTPC specific requirements exploded, the number of PC options have exploded as well. This […]

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