TechWandering random header image



wandering the world of technology

wandering the world of technology



Entries from January 2007

CrossLoop — a Simple PC Remote-Control Solution

January 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments


Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to remote-control someone else’s PC? Maybe you’re the family “go-to” guy when it comes to computer problems. Maybe you’re a tech-support guy in your company. Maybe you’ve been in situations where it would just be easier to show someone how to do something rather than to try to explain how to do it. There are many ways to remote-control a user’s PC but few are as simple to set up as CrossLoop and LogMeIn Free. I’ve already written an article on using LogMeIn Free so this time we’ll check out CrossLoop.

[

Tags: Computer Software

How to run MythTV on Windows

January 3rd, 2007 · 11 Comments


You may have heard of MythTV, the free TiVo-like application that can handle just about all of your multimedia needs. It can record and play back TV shows, including HDTV programming. It can be used to view your pictures, your weather forecast, and your favorite RSS feeds. It can rip and play back your music CD’s and your DVD’s. It can even display the list of movies you have in your NetFlix queue.

And it only runs on Linux.

So what if you’re a Windows user who wants to find out what MythTV is all about? Up until recently your couldn’t, but now you can. Here’s how.

[

Tags: Computer Hardware · Computer Software · Home Theater · Linux · Virtualization