[mythtv-users] MythTV + Distro

David Snider dsnider at thesniderpad.com
Sat Feb 10 03:45:30 UTC 2007

> Precisely, you "run Gentoo". It is easy for folks who know it and are  
> familiar with it. In fact I was trying to help a friend the other day  
> who had installed kubuntu and I found their "easy" install/upgrade  
> system very confusing - it's bad enough at the command line but the  
> GUI thing that's supposed to make it "easy" is a nightmare. One would  
> think that clicking on an icon labeled "full upgrade" would in fact  
> perform a full upgrade, nope, you have to click something else  
> labeled "perform request" or something like that. I'll take the  
> "hard" solution any day over that mess.
Of course I "know" Gentoo *now*....  When I started 2 years ago, I was a 
RedHat/Suse person.  And before that, I knew next to nothing about Linux 
whatsoever.   But I didn't just magically gain the understanding to "run 
Gentoo", I read the install guides, and the Administration guides.   My 
advice for anyone who wants to really understand the underlying OS they 
are running, run Gentoo.  If you want a nice point and click interface, 
run something else, but be prepared to go through a lot of Google 
searches when you have to something complex with the OS, as is sometimes 
necessary with MythTV.

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