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Windows 7: OS User Interface question

22 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
OS User Interface question

I know some of these are done in a Linux Gui. I am trying to make a nice user interface for my kitchen PC. The user portal I am trying to get is something like


Currently I have a Via C3 933, but I do not think it has enough horsepower. Even Ubuntu is fairly slow. I just ordered a ion board and prob will pick it up later this week, so that will give me more than enough horsepower for that.

So what is the best platform/OS/aftermarket addition to create something like this?

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28 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7

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28 Sep 2009   #3


I do not understand what you are asking for.
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29 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7

I am asking for a portal that is similar to that HP. Most of the portals out there are catered to HTPC's, and are not too configurable.... I have tried MCE, Meedios, and XMBC. They are okay, but not what I am looking for...
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29 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

You mean content management system software? In which case there are a number available. Check this page for ideas.
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30 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7

Not really CMS's. Aren't CMS's used for web creation/content updates running on a server type platform.

I just wanted to create a nice user interface (as in the example), where it plays music, have big icons that I assign, weather info, etc. Basically MCE with a nice user interface, no video, limited music, etc.

Something like on the HP touchsmart software that is running on top of Windows....
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