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    Great application for the GameCube

    I just setup a Pluto Home system (smarthome + media server,, free open source). It’s really cool. It has a streaming movie server, music server, PVR. Plus it does home automation and controls A/V equipment too. There’s only 1 problem…

    You designate 1 PC to be the server; they call it the Core. It exposes a network boot image for any other PC in the house, so your PC becomes dual purpose—normal PC, or net boot and it’s a set top box. You control it with Bluetooth mobile phones or web pads. And all the set top boxes in the house work together. Your media even follows you as you move from room to room if you keep the phone on. The problem is I don’t have enough media PCs for all the rooms in my house, and buying a full PC for each room is too expensive. Plus there’s no video cards for the PC that have component video output—which is the only way I can get HDTV into my TV.

    The GameCube seems perfect as a media director. It’s a PC inside, right? So why couldn’t it boot like normal as a GameCube, or net boot as a Pluto media director? Then it would be part of a whole house solution that did everything. I could even use the GameCube to turn on my sprinklers if I wanted, and do all sorts of stuff with it. Plus, since Pluto gives it a network boot image, space is no longer an issue—all the software could be stored on the main server. And the GameCube has component video and it’s quiet and cheap.

    Does anybody have an idea if it would be possible to use the GameCube as a media director like that, doing a network boot? Then I could just buy a few of the GameCubes rather than having to buy regular PCs.

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    A gamecube is not a PC

    It runs on the PowerPC architecture, it is more akin to an Apple then anything else.

    There is a linux project for it (gclinux) which is progressing slowly due to this fact.
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