[mythtv-users] MythTV + Distro

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 10 04:09:10 UTC 2007

On Feb 9, 2007, at 8:45 PM, David Snider wrote:

>> 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.

Or KDE - they just updated the kdelibs and of course all my kde apps  
were compiled against the earlier version, right now kicker is taking  
up 103% CPU :-(

It's still better than anything else for a "playing around" machine,  
and also editing video.

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