LinHES R8 has been released.

LinHES is a Linux distribution that can be used to convert any PC into a home entertainment system. That how it gained the “HES” in its name. Want to convert any off-the-shelf hardware into a Linux-powered settop box that can serve as a PVR, jukebox, image viewer and a game station, LinHES is one of the Linux distributions at your disposal.

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Previous editions of LinHES were based on Knoppix and Debian, but LinHES R8 is based on Arch Linux. It is also the first LinHES release that does not have a 32-bit installation image, only 64-bit. With this comes a partitioning scheme that’s not compatible with previous edition’s, so upgrading from LinHES 7 to 8 will not be as straight-forward as it should be. To facilitate the upgrade process, a detailed tutorial has been published by the developers. You may read it here.

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The list of new features and bugfixes in LinHES 8 is available here. And you may download an installation image from here.

LinHES 8 boot menu.

LinHES boot menu pvr jukebox

 

LinHES 8 welcome screen.

LinHES home entertainment system

 

LinHES 8 setup screen.

LinHES setup guide arch linux game station

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