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    Windows Vista Home Premium

    i'm after a OEM version. Anyone point me in cheaper direction?

    TIA
    Sunil

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    was going to suggest [url]www.ebuyer.com[/url] because of the £10 google checkout discount but see they only have the 64 bit version..which may interest you
    ebuyer.com/UK/…OEM)

    Original Poster

    Thanks

    I'm pretty good in linux, opensources & telecom projects on Linux boxes in particular!

    But i feel, for an HD HTPC vista or MCE would be a better solution.

    megalomaniac

    The cheapest option is not to waste your money on it at all! Stick with … The cheapest option is not to waste your money on it at all! Stick with XP or if you're feeling brave shift over to Linux but steer well clear of Vista.

    your real best bet is to wait for the vista with sp1 which is due 3rd quarter this year but if you need it now go to ebuyer and use the google checkout discount taking the price to £45 but remember due to it being oem software you will have to buy something else with it.

    ebuyer.com/cus…273

    32bit and 64bit versions at bottom of the page.

    Original Poster

    Thanks mate! shame they don't have 32 bit in stock which is what i'm after. 64bit is not that good with 3rd party drivers

    currychops

    was going to suggest [url]www.ebuyer.com[/url] because of the £10 google … was going to suggest [url]www.ebuyer.com[/url] because of the £10 google checkout discount but see they only have the 64 bit version..which may interest youhttp://www.ebuyer.com/UK/store/6/cat/System-Builder-Software-(OEM)

    Original Poster

    Thanks for this, i've just ordered AMD AM2 4800+ EE from ebuyer!

    jocksteeluk

    being oem software you will have to buy something else with … being oem software you will have to buy something else with it.http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=27207298138&action=c3BlY2lhbHM=&special_uid=127332bit and 64bit versions at bottom of the page.

    suniil

    ThanksI'm pretty good in linux, opensources & telecom projects on Linux … ThanksI'm pretty good in linux, opensources & telecom projects on Linux boxes in particular!But i feel, for an HD HTPC vista or MCE would be a better solution.



    Then MCE it should be then, seeing as Vista downgrades your HD content if you don't have HDMI/HDCP everything, and HDMI/HDCP compliant graphics cards are like rocking horse poo unless you want a top end card. Even the ones with HDMI ports don't necessarily support HDCP.

    BTW many DVR systems run Linux, TiVo for example.

    Original Poster

    Thanks mate for the tips! i had/have Tivo & dreambox which are linux based.

    Asus M2A-VM HDMI built-in m-board has excellent reviews and proved capable of running blu-ray / hd-dvds @1080i resolution without any frame loss (with AMD x2 4800+)

    megalomaniac

    Then MCE it should be then, seeing as Vista downgrades your HD content if … Then MCE it should be then, seeing as Vista downgrades your HD content if you don't have HDMI/HDCP everything, and HDMI/HDCP compliant graphics cards are like rocking horse poo unless you want a top end card. Even the ones with HDMI ports don't necessarily support HDCP.BTW many DVR systems run Linux, TiVo for example.

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