[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?
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'.
More information about the mythtv-users