[mythtv-users] Recomended distro???

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 06:49:24 UTC 2007

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On Jan 18, 2007, at 01.43, David Brodbeck wrote:

> Dewey Smolka wrote:
>> MS Windows, on the other hand, gets to be more of a hassle every time
>> you have to reinstall. Last time I had to do a clean install of XP
>> (from OEM recovery discs), it took over three hours and something  
>> like
>> 14 reboots.
> Shortly before Windows NT 4.0 was end-of-lifed, someone figured out  
> that
> installing NT4 on a modern machine, including upgrading to service  
> pack
> 6a, installing all the necessary drivers, and installing security
> updates, took close to two dozen reboots.  Having done it before, I  
> find
> that totally believable.
> About the only time you really need to reboot Linux is to upgrade the
> kernel or to test changes to the startup files.  And upgrading the
> kernel is rarely necessary because security fixes rarely need to  
> touch it.

There have been a couple times when rebooting Linux has fixed issues,  
just to note. However, either way, Linux requires SIGNIFICANTLY fewer  
reboots than any other non-UNIX-derivative OS.
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