Continuing my micro-rash of Live Linux CD posts, here's a how-to explaining making a Movix CD that plays a movie on startup. The tutorial focuses on KDE tools, but Windows users could use Movix ISOCreator to get the same end result.
Home theatre PCs are all the rage these days, but setting one up can seem daunting. MySetTopBox.tv has just dramatically lowered the intellectual cost of entry with KnoppMyth. Grab the disk images, burn and reboot. Provided your hardware is compatible, you should be looking at your own PVR!
The safe uptime for an upatched Windows has dropped to 16 minutes. On a lot of connections, that's not even enough time to download patches. This article shows you how to get your Windows patches safely using a Linux live CD (Knoppix in this case.)