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[DPRG] two tech questions

Subject: [DPRG] two tech questions
From: Robert Graham rgraham at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jul 19 12:17:26 CDT 2012

I got an LG blu-Ray player that has Netflix, YouTube, Picassa, Hulu, Vudu
and several other widgets built in.  I got a second T.V. (Toshiba) that had
most of that built in, and takes a USB keyboard or mouse.  No decent
browsing on either of those though.

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Tom Brusehaver <cozytom at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cygwin is really easy:
>
>    http://cygwin.org/setup.exe
>
> with the instructions for installing X:
>
>    http://x.cygwin.com/docs/ug/setup-cygwin-x-installing.html
>
> and this might be useful
>    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neWFnpRy6Ug
>
>
> Startup an xterm (from windows start menu) when the window appears,
>     ssh -X linux-box
>
> And all your favorite X things work.
>
>
> ---
>
> as for number2, a Wii might work, except not HDMI. Then there is the
> logitech revue, still being sold, but logitech has end of life'd it.
> an X box might
> work, but bigger than the Wii, depend on what you think is small form
> factor.
>
> Rasberry PI might work, not sure about netflix support.
>
> > I've know this does not relate directly to robotics, but frankly this is
> the
> > most qualified group I know to ask this to:
> >
> > (1) I want to to connect an XP computer to a Linux box running Red Hat
> Linux
> > and bring up a GUI interface on the XP box. The Linux box interface is
> SSH.
> > I can connect to the Linux box in command line mode now using Putty and
> SSH.
> > I need to be able to see graphical utilities like textedit on the PC. I
> am
> > looking at possibly VNC or Cygwin but have not found the details of how
> to
> > do it yet.
> >
> > (2) My wife and I watch most of our TV through either netflicks or
> youtube.
> > I'd like to use a dedicated machine, rather than hooking & unhooking my
> > laptop. However I have yet to be able to find a machine that meets the
> > following requirements: (1) HDMI output (2) built-in WiFi (3) small form
> > factor & looks nice (4) enough muscle to web-surf easily (5) keyboard and
> > mouse interface [am not interesting in aligning a smartphone or whatever
> is
> > popular right now]. Any suggestions guys?
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