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Your TV Guide under Linux!

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What do most people have in common? They watch TV! In fact, if you're like most people you probably watch TV a lot. For this you need a pleasant and effective way to know in advance what's on TV, at what time and on which channel. This is a very common need, and different people use different solutions: the newspaper, a TV magazine or even some fancy applications running in their satellite decoder. You're different though, you use Linux. Therefore there's no reason why you should get your TV schedule the way everybody does. And you'll be happy to know that there is an easy way to set up your Linux box to do just that.

XMLTV
XMLTV is a great project. Just look at the name, "XML-TV", it's like a combination of one of the most geeky technologies and one of the most common things on Earth. In a way, it brings your imagination close to that fantasy shared among all computer enthusiasts: the use of domotics and intelligent appliances to automate everything you need in your house. But let's keep our feet on the ground, XMLTV is only going to do one thing for you, it'll bring you the TV schedule, and it's not going to make you coffee right? With that in mind, let's have a closer look at it.

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