[mythtv-users] What flavor of Linux are you using?

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 14:02:04 UTC 2009

2009/11/22 Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org>:
>> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 2:58 PM, aaron <memoryguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 13:43, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Gentoo. I started using mythtv and gentoo in 2004 and my database goes
>>>> back to the first gentoo install. Everything is built from source so
>>> ...it just finished compiling.
>> It takes less than 4 hours to compile the entire system (all 1000+
>> packages) on my 3GHz Intel Quad core2
>> John
> I've got to agree on Gentoo. My last box ran from 2003 until April of this
> year with just regular updates. This box was a major update moving to 64
> bits but even there I just did a base install and ran my old world file
> into the emerge process to get back to where I was with the old box.
> At work I use Ubuntu and at least half a dozen of the engineers who run
> similar systems there will have upgrade problems every 6 months (or
> whatever the release cycle is from Canonical). Simple bugs like not being
> able to set a static IP address can be a real pain on a system that relies
> on a GUI to such a large degree and doesn't have the excellent manuals and
> howtos that Gentoo does.

FreeBSD until 2002. Moved from FreeBSD to Slackware after I started
using MythTv in 2002 because FreeBSD did not support LIRC.

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