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The HP MediaSmart EX495 Experience with Lou Jacob

Follow along as a newcomer experiences the HP MediaSmart EX495 and Windows Home Server for the very first time, documenting his experience setting up and integrating it into his life.

DirecTV Series1 3.5.0 Update

Well, after almost two years, DirecTV decided to shove another update out users of the aging Series1 DirecTV TiVo boxes.

Its been an interesting couple of weeks; in their infinite wisdom, DirecTV/TiVo decided not to include an LBA48 kernel with the distro even though every other software release in the past year included one...

... so they broke lots of peoples upgrades. Quite a few of our customers were affected, and a heckuva lot more people out there who have been using Todd Miller's modified kernels for some time now.

Well, we finally got a fix in place, thanks to said Todd Miller, he managed to recompile the kernel from the previous version (3.1.0) so that it would work just fine.