One of the cool features in UserOS Home Server is its ability to stream digital TV around your home network, thanks to the inclusion of MythTV.
While the process works well, MythTV is limited to the number of digital TV tuner cards it supports. In short, you’ll find better support for internal PCI card type tuners than USB dongle types. However, that should change as MythTV continues to evolve.
We tested the MythTV part of UserOS Home Server using a DVICO DVB-T Plus card and it worked flawlessly. We didn’t even have to install any drivers.
UserOS Home Server is based on Xubuntu 8.04 and comes in a LiveCD ISO image about the same size as the original Xubuntu 8.04 distro. You can get UserOS Home Server on the cover disc of the October 2008 issue of PC User on sale now.