This relates to another thread about setting up Ubuntu as a media server.
I just bought a "Neuros OSD" from Newegg. It is basically an embedded
Linux device set up as a media server.
Anyway, it arrived today, and I am just starting to play with it. It is
so cool! Right on the outside of the package, it has the "Powered by
Linux" logo right on the front of the box. Inside, the unit itself is
about the size of a paper back book, so it can fit most anywhere. I just
hooked it up in my bedroom between the DVD player and the TV.
One of the menu selections (the included remote control is the input
device) was for "advanced applications", and one of those was "OSD
Console". Sure enough, that brought up a shell prompt. I entered "ls"
and was greeted with a linux root directory listing: boot, etc, media,
..... I almost wet my pants.
So far, I have not been able to attach it to my home network, as my TV is
far from the nearest ethernet jack, and the built-in wireless interface is
not connecting to my router. I'll have more to say once I have had a
chance to play with it some more.
Keeper of the Butter Dish of Balshazar