Those of us who are of a certain age will remember Jimmy Swaggart weeping pitifully before his congregation saying, "I have SINNED against GAWD."
Well, minus the tears, the taudry stories about hookers and cheap motel rooms, and anything even remotely as interesting as Jimmy's activities, you are about to read a similar confession. I have sinned against Ubuntu.
Yes. having installed Ubuntu on my machine, I began to research the steps required to install MythTV, which seems to be the package of choice for the Ubuntu types, and began to realize this isn't just about software. It is about a lifestyle choice. One has to be intentional about using Ubuntu as a media center. You can't just install it and let it go; a certain amount of persnicketyness is required.
G.K. Chesterton once remarked that it wasn't that Christianity had been tried and found wanting. It had been found difficult and left untried. Thus it is with MythTV.
It is spring; I want to devote myself to yardwork, after which I will watch television I've recorded on my media center.
I bought Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and installed it on my Multimedia PC. Twenty minutes later I was watching TV. I erased my Ubuntu partitions, formatted the disk, and installed Windows right over it. It didn't even squeak. And I am glad, I say, glad about it.
I still need to install a fan that doesn't drive me nuts, but we are almost there.