• Why Mini-ITX

    Snakeoil OS is based on Linux - as such it will work with all computers hardware out there. The Snakeoil stock kernel is stripped down to work best for mini-ITX. Why? What is better? That's a rhetorical question that can never be answered because if you… more »
  • Disclaimer

    The MIT License Copyright © 2010-2016 Mitchell Hashimoto Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction,… more »
  • Music Player Daemon (MPD)

    Introduction Short for Music Player Daemon, MPD is a very lightweight player that can run on the slowest computer you have kept unused in the shed/storeroom. MPD handles both music management and playback and does not require a secondary client to work.… more »
  • Navigating The Web Interface

    Configuring Snakeoil is done primary through the web browser (You will rarely need to login). Most browsers supporting JavaScript would work, but we highly recommend a modern HTML5 browser. The following browsers are recommended, click on the respective… more »
  • Music Players

    Linux uses Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for music playback. ALSA in tandem with direct audio hardware access give you audio quality that will surpass that of Windows or OS X out of the box. Despite this superiority few are adopting Linux as… more »
  • Native DSD Support

    Native DSD is another way of playing DSD material on your Snakeoil PC. Traditionally, DSD data is wrapped in PCM and sent to the DAC. This method is commonly known as DSD over PCM (DoP). A newer method is to send the raw DSD data directly to… more »
  • ISO: Installing Snakeoil

    So you have tried Snakeoil in Live CD mode and now you decide to install it. Thank you! There are two ways to install Snakeoil onto your computer: remotely (from another computer), or locally (where you need to connect a keyboard, mouse and monitor).… more »
  • ISO: Live CD

    Wikipedia dedicates an entire page describing what a Live CD is (Link). Have a quick read if you are not familiar what it is. In essence Live CD allows you to try the OS without actually installing it onto your computer. To start Snakeoil as live CD,… more »

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