[mythtv-users] MythTV + Distro

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Feb 9 20:36:53 UTC 2007

On Feb 9, 2007, at 11:08 AM, Stroller wrote:

> Maybe it's just my perspective, but it seems to me that those who
> come to Myth having never ever used Linux before have quite a hard
> time of it. If there are dedicated MythTV distros out there (such as
> Knoppmyth & Mythdora) then shouldn't those be the "supported
> solution" for newcomers?

Well it's certainly better than suggesting they start out with Gentoo  
I guess, but the truth is anyone trying MythTV as their first  
exposure to Linux is in for a rough ride, or a lot of fun, depending  
on what they really want.

The worst thing you can do to a Windows Weenie is hand him KnoppMyth  
or MythDora and tell him it's "easy" to install. A lot of these  
people could be handed a perfectly installed and working Myth system  
needing only configuration and would not be able to get it going. A  
lot of people get stumped by a simple question like "NTSC or PAL?".

Unless, of course, they do something unheard of: Read the Docs.

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