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  1. Guest

    Thinking of changing OS to MAC

    So I have been thinking for awhile of changing my Servers OS to MAC. This is mostly due to the intrusive updates that are forced on us Windows10 Users and the bloatware that is constantly being reinstalled by these forced updates. Like xbox gamebar, etc and several others. I did figure out that by using Shell i can remove a lot of these programs I dont want or use but whenever their is an update these programs are forced back onto my PC using Data, which is expensive nowadays, and disc space which I like to keep clear for my needs not Microsofts attempt to get me to use programs I have ZERO interest in. EDGE is a huge irrigation as well. I remove it and it comes right back. Its as if Microsoft somehow knows I just shelled the hell out of their bloatware and they want it back on ASAP. Im beginning to think Windows OS is more or less spyware now as the years go by. I used to love Microsoft. But that has all changed and it wasnt a sudden distaste either. To to put insult to injury they pin that crap to my Desktop as to say, HEY BUDDY! Heres your internet browser you need to use! Serious BS. Also the new GET HELP for Windows10 infuriates me and I like the old troubleshooter. But it is either gone or buried in the OS some place. Also I find it funny that on the Microsoft help sites you have all these people saying that the majority of these programs cant be removed and are hard coded into the OS and they have to be there for it to work. This is an obvious plow to get people to keep programs on their PC that Microsoft gets paid to put on them. Really they are just trying to discourage people with misinformation. I read about a registry hack that can stop the updates but that was a couple of years ago someone had posted that and if I was terrible company like Microsoft Id patch that out as soon possible because, darn it your gonna get force fed the updates whether you want them or not. I hate companies like this. The only option is to postpone updates for a a week at which time they will force update you. I have read that MAC does not do this to its users. If so thats wonderful. Some of the best news Ive read all day. My server is a big part of my life and I use it constantly so the fewer issues I have obviously the better. Im just sick of Microsoft and need some good advice. Other considerations are of course just going to Linux Mint or something similar. I run KALI on my Chromebook so I am familiar with the struggles of changing an OS and how difficult it can be. Course Chromebook is a bit extreme considering the length at which you have to go to to get the darn OS on a system that doesnt like you doing that sort of thing and fights you the whole way lol. I do enjoy UNIX based OS though as Im an old IDX/IBM/DOS guy. I dont use the PC for gaming, I have another one for that, or anything else really. Mostly I just keep it running just for the server. So an OS that is light on the resource consumption is something I thought about a lot. Microsoft is not like this especially when the Antimalware crap decides to bog down the PC even though I already have a dedicated antivirus and dont need or want their default crap. All this said i would very much like to hear from the community about their thoughts and experiences with MAC OS as I worry about any compatibility issues from switching I might have. Cheers
  2. nicheplayer

    Upgrading OS on VPS -- which to choose?

    Upgrading from Debian Wheezy to something newer and am looking for advice/thoughts on which Linux distro would be best for running emby server, sabnzbd, etc. Just go for Ubuntu 18.04? Thanks.
  3. I've always run my MB Server on a Windows 7/8 machine and had a separate unRAID NAS for my media. I would like to build a setup for my parents in a single box that they would be able to move from their summer cottage to their winter condo. I'm wondering what the best way would be to do this, specifically with the OS. The hardware I had priced out was this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fzBgzy Obviously that SanDisk and unRAID can be knocked off the bottom. What would you guys recommend for what I'm trying to do here? What reliable/low-maint OS for the storage pool (expandable to the hardware capacity of 8 drives) and MB? I intend to use primarily Roku boxes attached to any TVs at both locations which would be controlled by Windows/Apple Tablets/Phones.
  4. rubicon

    MAC OS EMBY corrupted database

    Hi Guys, Just a quick one, one friend has setup emby on his iMac and he needs to fix his database as he receives the message: "Database disk image is malformed" every time he scans the library. Can you please help me locate the library.db file location on a Mac (or the relevant file I need to delete to fix it)? Couldn't find it anywhere no matter where I looked. Thanks in advance, George
  5. ZoMbiiE.home

    Had to reinstall OS

    Hello Emby team. This is probably dumb on my part because I didn't think to back up users or anything else besides my media but I had to reinstall my Windows and I lost all of my users as well as settings. I figured the settings and things would have been backed up on my sync account but I'm not sure. could you help me clarify? Do I have to recreate my users again as well as passwords and setting for them or is there a way to recover those things? Either way the app is awesome and I have no other complaints. Thanks guys! Edit: it also no longer shows that I am a supporter of Emby Premium which I am. Is there something I have to do to get my subscription back on there?
  6. Hello everyone, I am looking for a little guidance. I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 2. What I want is to install MB on the Pi, and connect an external hard drive to create a media server that can be accessed by anyone on my network via the MB web interface or smartphone app. The issue that I am having trouble with is installing the server on Pi 2. I started out with Raspbian and tried to install MB using the new debian instructions, thinking that Raspbian is a fork of debian. However, this did not work. I got to thinking, Pi runs on ARM, so I'm (pretty) sure the traditional debian packages wont work? I also tried the manual install instructions, but ran into issues when trying to start the server using the mono command. I have seen people on this forum say that they have MB running on a Pi. My question is what OS and instruction set should I use to get this working? I am thinking of trying Pidora or Arch Linux next, if need be. I really have no preference as to what OS I use, this Pi's sole purpose will be to run a media server. Thanks, Tanner
  7. jasotastic

    OS recommendation

    I just added some new HDDs to my Windows 8.1 setup (I had three, and I added two more). Apparently, Windows did not like that. Now, I have five HDDs, no combination of which can be used to boot to Windows. (Can't even repair with a disc.) So, I'm going to scrap that whole thing (except the 1TB drive that actually had everything on it) and start over. My question for those of you who have setup multiple versions of MB on different OSes is, "Which OS would you recommend?" I originally used Windows 7. I liked that I could set everything to startup on its own so that when my weekly auto restart kicked in, I would know that if I woke up in the morning, I would see the media center ready to go when I turned on my TV. Then I tried Windows 8. I was able to do most of what I wanted, but the Modern UI version of MB can't be added to startup (at least that I was able to do). And my copy of Windows 8 doesn't include MC. I'm somewhat familiar with Linux (though it's been a while), and my attempt at setting up Mythbuntu for my HTPC didn't work out well. I don't know that I have a preference. I'm just wondering if there's stuff I'm missing out on by choosing one over the other because I'm more familiar with it. Any thoughts?
  8. MB Rich

    Recommended OS

    Afternoon all, My current NAS (Thecus n5200) is reaching the end of its life, mainly due to it not supporting HDDs of a large enough volume for my media collection. I had originally planned to replace it with a more modern NAS, but with the advent of MB3 I'm considering building a full-fledged Windows PC to act both as fileserver and as an MB3 server to various clients around the house. I think Windows Server would be overkill for my requirements which include just a handful of clients, with very light loads, e.g. Media Browser and the occasional bit of file sharing. As a result I was planning to just stick a version of Windows 7 (probably Professional to enable RDP) on but I just wanted to get some feedback as to whether this is likely to cause me any problems. Is this likely to work well for fileserving and MB3 server/
  9. Been using MB2 for a few years and looking to move to MB3. What do most recommend for the OS if you could pick from Win 7, 8 or Server 2012? I think I would like to maybe even run it has a Hyper-V, which would mean Win 8 or server 2012. That way I could take snapshots before changes and roll back if I didn't like the results. Also I could possibly do a P2V on my current Win 7 machine running MB2 and run them side by side until I get MB3 setup or figure out if I even want it over MB2. My setup if that helps at all is that I have my HTPC setup with my TV and stereo, so it would be the MB3 server and also need to be a client. Then I would like to use say an android tablet (not yet purchased) to remote control this setup with the output going to my TV. I browsed a thread already on that part so I think it can be done. Thanks
  10. Airbender

    Windows 9

    Hi Is MS for real ? Windows 9 Windows 9 to be cheaper, smaller, with more appsso is it a full OS or it is just fake name like windows blue for 8.1 ? just wondering http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/windows-9-release-date-news-and-rumours-1029245 and if the tablets and phone will be chapier then would MB3 devlopers will need to work on Windows 9 ? Just wondering Thanks
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