As a follow-up to my piece, Your PVR is an insomniac, Ushnish from Free Geek Toronto email to let me know about a free workshop on building a Linux-based PVR:

What: MythTV (building your own Personal Video Recorder) Course

When: Thursday July 14th

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Location : Free Geek Toronto, Unit B, 51 Vine Avenue

Vine runs one West of Keele, one block North of Bloor

Closest subway station: Keele

Cost: Free

Linux Ubuntu computers available for purchase, starting at $50

Prerequisites: Some experience with Linux is recommended.

Not required if you are just attending the seminar, but recommended:

Talk on building a PVR (personal video recorder) using Mythbuntu (a version of Ubuntu Linux tailored to installing the MythTV program). The talk is free to attend, but you must book a space in advance. You are responsible for any hardware costs if you want your own PVR box.

The main MythTV website can be seen here: www.mythtv.org

A locally focused look at MythTV can be seen here: gtalug.org/wiki/MythTV

Download a free copy of Mythbuntu from their website : mythbuntu.org

To register for the Myth TV course, send an email to learn@freegeektoronto.org

Subject Line: MythTV

Email Body: Your Name and telephone number

I can’t make it to this workshop, but I’ve heard all kinds of great things about MythTV. Worth checking out.