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June 15th, 2009, 09:17 PM
There is no cable in my house, only Internet. I think it would be cool to be able to hook up a computer to my TV (it has a VGA in) and play Hulu videos. The problem is, I don't have a very fast computer. What is the absolute lightest system I could get/create (I am a beginner as far as linux goes) that only needs to run Hulu videos (so Flash is required)?

June 15th, 2009, 09:20 PM
How much ram does your computer have?

June 15th, 2009, 09:22 PM
i would say a Processor of about 1.6 GHz and 1GB of RAM... 512MB would be enough, but the more RAM the better

June 15th, 2009, 09:26 PM
I mean an OPERATING system

June 17th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Last year I had a desktop running Fedora Core 6 with 128 MB of ram and watching movies on firefox 2 worked okay as long as it was the only thing open. Gentoo is supposed to be pretty minimalistic (and probably requires more linux experience), but I don't have any experience with Gentoo to back that statement up.

Sorry if I can't be more help.
Anyone else have any ideas?

June 17th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Hulu is played via flash in a browser so any os that can use the latest adobe flash in its browser [Firefox] should be ok. I would start with puppy linux.

June 18th, 2009, 01:12 AM
I tried puppy in virtualbox with a amd athlon running at 2.6 ghz an 512mb of ram (minus some because the OS copied into ram) and i installed flash 7 and the video worke but it was VERY choppy

any other ideas? thanks for the help so far and yes gentoo is beyond me

June 18th, 2009, 05:41 AM
I've tried puppy on an eepc (667Mhz, 512MB) and I can play flash acceptably, although not totally smooth. The operating system itself shouldn't be the issue. Try the latest flash player, using a live cd or usb stick. You should be ok.