[mythtv-users] Operating System of choice ?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 22:17:31 UTC 2005

   I'm guessing that there are so many, or what appears to be so many,
using Fedora Core because there is a very good installation document
for doing so. Couple that with Fedora being a popular distro and you
get a lot of folks using it.

   I myself and very happy with Gentoo so not everyone is FC based. ;-)


On 8/5/05, mythtv at sci.fi <mythtv at sci.fi> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to MythTV, haven't used it ever, but it seems to be exactly what
> I'm looking for, and I've done some research on it for the past week or
> so. The idea is to buy a server to serve as a backend and a "desktop" to
> be the frontend, of course these will be quite similar actually. So this
> is the background from where I'm coming.
> The question is, why are so many using Fedora Core as the platform for
> MythTV, at least what I've read the archives of this mailing list, quite
> many are using Fedora Core, so is there a reason for that ? Also has
> anybody used MythTV on OpenBSD ? I'm a big fan of OpenBSD, for it's
> stability as well as it's security. So if there's no big/real drawbacks
> I would prefer OpenBSD for both the back- and frontend, although I have
> an itch that Fedora Core would be "better" suited for the job. Also does
> anybody know if there's any gain from using 64-bit CPU ?
> Thanks all, you'll probably see a lot more questions from me, since I
> decided to do this "right", and ask questions first and shoot then ;-)
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