[mythtv-users] Which distro for new system?
dave at cpfc.org
Thu Aug 9 09:02:49 UTC 2007
> 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.
lack of root user is a good thing, anyways if you want root `sudo bash`
Ubuntu is excellent, as is Kubuntu for getting mythth setup *very*
quickly without having to dive into a dedicated myth distro. Great
packages are being produced these days.
> Interesting the no one mentioned SUSE. Something about a "deal with the
> devil" maybe?
I'll never use SUSE until they remove or at least fix properly YAST*.
If I wanted a package manager that can't handle deps I'd use Solaris.
> FC 5 has been doing pretty well, I must say. When I first installed
> FC6, it wouldn't even boot. Took a long time before I could get it to
> even run the updates. After struggling for a while I gave up. I'm
> wondering if FC7 is better.
Fedora improves all the time, it's an excellent distro.
* Waits for someone to tell me Yast was fixed three years ago.
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