I know that this article is a bit off topic for us at Peach OSI but one of us stumbled upon this ability the other day and I thought I would share this with you. Did you know that you can use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to control the YouTube experience on a Smart TV. Just make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device. You also have the option to link with a TV code. Read on to find out how.
Link with Wi-Fi
To get started make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device, select Cast on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Note that Cast works with any TV device that can support the YouTube experience on TV, not just Chromecast.
Do you have an old computer lying around the house that you have not gotten around to throwing out? Don't get rid of it - install one of our Peach Distros on it instead and make that old computer run like new again. This may sound hard to do but it really is easy. It only takes about 30 to 45 minutes and it will have any older computer running like new again. (I suggest using only a 2003 and later computer) Click on "Read More" to find out more.
Around 2006 I switched from Linux and Windows to a Mac as my primary computer and operating system. I paid for my expensive first MacBook with my own hard earned dollars. This was shortly after Apple switched to the Intel platform and it was the perfect combination of a great computer built around a Unix like operating system. For those who are not aware of it, Apple's famed OSX is a fork in a Unix system as is Android, Linux and many of the other myriad of Unix-like branches. For 4 years I begrudgingly got more and more locked into Apple's ecosystem. Apple - once the technically superior and arguably cooler option during the days when Steve Jobs was in control - has slowly become nothing more than a business model comprised of corporate plans to ensure the locking in of their uses and various other nefarious practices that I - as a developer - am not at all super comfortable with. Microsoft's business model isn't any better considering that if you want to always run their latest and greatest you will have to shell out the bucks every few years for a new rig even if your current rig runs just great with the older version of Windows. Like Apple, Microsoft seems to have little to no conscience in getting their massive user base to go all in for one OS presentation of Windows after another and then slowly but surely phase out their previous "grand" releases. I realize that times change and so does the computer hardware that we use - I just question why any of us agree to be apart of this well planned corporate treadmill which is not only financially debilitating but also absolutely unnecessary.
Even if you're a Windows or a Mac user knowing how to use a Linux system like Peach OSI is a valuable skill. Here are 8 ways you can use Peach OSI even if you're not ready to go full on for Linux.
1. Troubleshoot Almost Any Computer Like a Genius
You don't need to be a genius in order to install Peach OSI on any computer in order to make it useful—all you need is a solid live CD or a bootable Peach OSI USB stick . Just boot from the CD or USB stick and you can grab any files from the hard drive, even if the computer won't boot or you've forgotten your password. Peach OSI can also help if you accidentally formatted your entire drive. Of course, not all system rescue disks are by Peach OSI — and there are a lot of good ones out there — but a bit of basic Linux knowledge that you will easily pickup using Peach OSI can turn you into a PC troubleshooting genius. (Click on "Read more" below to continue reading this article)
How about a Peach Distro that allows you to have a fully functioning HD Home Theater PC for the Raspberry Pi? Well we have it. And you know what? We use it ourselves daily. Fast, functional and full of HTPC features!!
Now this is what I'm talking about! We've built a lightning fast full desktop system for the Raspberry Pi. Oh you can get many operating systems for the Raspberry Pi but you have never seen anything like this.