[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?
gull at gull.us
Wed Aug 8 15:55:31 UTC 2007
On Aug 7, 2007, at 11:58 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> That being said, lots of people here use Debian and I hear great
> things about its stability. However, it's also much slower to update
> so you're stuck running old stuff a lot longer than quicker release
> cycles like Fedora or Ubuntu.
That depends a lot on how you run it. If you stick religiously with
the "stable" release, then yes, it's a lot slower. If you're more
adventurous and run "testing," you get about what other distributions
get, and if you run "unstable," you get all the bleeding-edge stuff.
I don't know if I'd recommend "unstable," because it breaks a lot,
but I've rarely had problems with "testing." I've also run mixed
installs, using apt-pinning -- "stable" with some packages from
"testing," or "testing" with some packages from "unstable" -- but
that's not really recommended because it can get you into dependency
I agree, though, that the best distribution to run MythTV on is
probably whichever one you're most comfortable with. That's a recipe
for a minimum of headaches.
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