How can I convert my laptop into a Media Center PC that dual boots with Windows XP?

Ritesh September 3, 2011
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I have got Acer Aspire 5052. I want to convert it into Media PC with following features:
1. Quickest boot
2. Media PC features
3. Inbulilt ATI catalyst or equivalant driver which support S-video TV out
4. Quick browsing option
5. Preferably runs dual boot with Windows XP

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  1. Jeffery Fabish
    September 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Create an OpenID or Disqus account so you can (:

  2. Mike
    September 3, 2011 at 9:24 am

    MUO Article about 5 great Linux Media Center Distributionshttp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-great-linux-media-cente-distributions-transform-tv/a lot more about Media Center here on MUOhttp://www.makeuseof.com/tags/media-center/

    There is no "ultimate Media Center" software or distribution... each of different features and do them sometimes better, sometimes not so good.

    Whether your S-Video out will work is something you have to test yourself.

    Besides of that I really don't see the point of setting up a fully featured media center on a notebook with a Windows XP dual-boot option.
    If you don't commit to using the media center you are better of using your favorite media player software e.g. VLC and just let the video run on the S-Video OUT connected device.

    • Mike
      September 3, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      since aibek missed it, could someone please fix the links ;-)