Usenet is a great resource for lots of different things, and we've talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.
Tretflix can be run as a standard OS on your home server or another old machine in your home, or you can run it in a VM using VirtualBox or another virtualisation app. It's a pre-packaged, ready-to-go computer that includes Headphones, Sickbeard, CouchPotato, Plex and SABnzbd, all pre-installed and ready to run all on top of Ubuntu Server. Tretflix is designed to be easy to install, easy to set up, and easy to manage, even if you're installing it for someone else's sake. Best of all, it's completely free.
If you're looking for a really quick way to set up an HTPC server, you really can't go wrong here. All of the apps you'll need are here and pre-installed, and it's a great option whether you run it as a virtual machine or install it on a server you own. It reminds us of previously mentioned Maraschino or HTPC Manager, another front-end for your HTPC, although you could use those tools on top of Tretflix. Hit the link below to read more and to give it a try.