Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • Joit

    No word on Media Portal?
    It’s much more powerful than xbmc as it does TV.

    • There’s a host of great media centre apps out there – I covered Plex and XBMC as they’re two of the more established options… no reflection on the others out there!

  • After years of using Windows Media Center + MyMovies, I’m beginning to think about moving off WMC, since Microsoft clearly don’t give a toss about it. Although it’s early days, I like what I’m seeing in MediaBrowser 3. It seems to be a properly architected client server solution, rather than something that’s just grown in all directions and complexity. I suspect that it will become the application environment for my next HTPC.

  • autodrivel

    Enjoying the book.
    You published it the day after my NUC got delivered, so it was a “must buy”.
    One question – why isn’t it available in mobi format like a lot of the other WGS publications?
    I have an epub to mobi format converter, but for some reason it doesn’t convert the page numbers.
    This latter issue makes it a chore to get to my last read page when reading the guide on my Kindle.

    • Hi – thanks for the question. I’ve not been happy with the image compression experienced when converting to .mobile – to get to a decent file size, the various formatting tools available really hammer the eBook file and images end up very blurry.

      I can get a mobi sorted out but note it may be a big file to download.

      Nuts to Amazon and their proprietary formats 🙂

      • autodrivel

        Hi Terry.
        “Big File” is relative. most ebooks are tiny compared to video for example.
        Me – I’d vote for getting a .mobi version with working page numbers. (Download via Virgin 120 mbs isn’t an issue 😉 )
        I’m using the Guide in pdf format on my PC when I’m actually tinkering with NUC, so it’s easy to refer to and the screenshots are clear.
        Then I normally read ahead, on the Kindle, during my daily commute to work. That’s where the pain of no page numbers comes in. Having tinkered with the NUC the previous evening, I then have to page through an entire chapter on the Kindle to start reading new stuff.
        Maybe I should just swap the kindle for something that supports epub 🙂

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