LinuxMCE is a whole home automation suite. It the 'digital glue' between your media and all of your electrical appliances.
Organize media with special metadata tags
View/Listen to media in any room
Media automatically follows you through your home
New media is automatically detected - even if it's on other devices like another computer on your network or Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Control all your A/V gear through LinuxMCE
(using HDMI-CEC, IR, USB, Ethernet, or RS-232) including automatically powering everything on and setting the proper inputs on each device
Pro Easy installation
The installation wizard automatically finds and detects all your hardware details and adds the configurations accordingly. It also asks for your permission before each step and then carries on the next screen. Everything is completed in 5 minutes.
Pro Easy to use
Even with multiple features and options, LinuxMCE is still very easy to use; everything is very intuitive and dead simple to find your way around with everything being available through a point and click UI.
Pro 10 foot UI
Con Lots of bugs
Unfortunately LinuxMCE has some very annoying bugs. For example there are some things that will not work with the default settings, and that's a real downside for beginners. It's also rather complicated to get a weborbiter working.