most people will use Raspbian, as its simply the default linux OS for the PI, but really any OS can be used to do this, having a good GPIO library helps though (and raspbian has it), but have a look at RiscOS too.I do know I am going to try and control my light switch using a Relay board at some point in time.
I use openelec. Raspbmc was based on raspbian and is a tiny bit slower than openelec, which was built from scratch.Des804 wrote:I've got a question the XMBC that people are refering to is RaspMBC the same as in will it use the remote app that you can put on your phone (For when I do connect to Wifi on my raspberry) along with playing movies straight from USB ?. I was pondering doing Openelec and Raspmbc.
You should be able to do the same in openelec.Des804 wrote:I only ask about the XMBC because I like the ability to control it using my Wifi Smartphone with an app. Can you do the same in Openelec ? This is also why I am wanting to put both onto the 16g Sd Card
See the "What's Included" part of http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... n/noobs.mdDes804 wrote:Ok I don't know if Noobs has Openelec as an option