[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?

Robert Longbottom RobertCL at iname.com
Thu Aug 9 06:44:50 UTC 2007

On Thu, August 9, 2007 6:14 am, DaveD wrote:
> Thanks for all the input about favorite distros.
> Isn't Ubuntu a Debian-derivative?  I'm thinking I'll try Ubuntu again.
> Lack of a root user made me a bit skeptical at first, but I found I
> could easily create one and was happy again.  I think its Debian roots
> give it a strong foundation and it seemed to have a bigger pre-built
> base of apps.

I'd say that Ubuntu would be my second choice after Gentoo.  I've been
running it on my Desktop PC for a few months now, and for a binary distro
I'm very impressed.  I don't have mythtv on it, because I don't really
have any need for it, but I do have some bleeding edge stuff in the form
of Beryl / Compiz Fusion and that updates itsself every day from a binary
install pretty seamlessly.

Good luck!  I'm sure you'll be fine with Ubuntu.  Oh, and don't create a
root user (I didn't actually realise that Ubuntu was lacking a root
user!), just use 'sudo'.


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