gquiring Wrote:My vote is Windows. I am a Unix admin with lots of Solaris and Linux experience. I started with XBMC on Ubunto and after about 2 months I threw the towel in and went Windows. I could not get stable sound and IR usage. I even tried CentOS and the exact same problems. Linux is great for server software but lacks with desktop needs.
Windows just works with no headaches. If your PC is dedicated to just XBMC keep Windows to a bare minimum of extra installs and its going to be fast and easy to maintain.
See I had the same experience with XBMCLive. I installed it and it worked (with MCE remote as well). Sound, video, remote, buttons, etc... everything worked out of the box. When I upgraded to Eden B1 and subsequent releases up to the recent RC1, I haven't lost anything or had to reconfigure. I upgrade, reboot and it works like before (or better!)