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

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 14:49:58 UTC 2009

Oh - I came to Ubuntu from Debian so I use aptitude in an xterm shell
(not synaptec) and I edit /etc/network/interfaces not the network
configuration tool.

I really use Ubuntu because I know Debian so well. I found the nvidia
drivers in package management to be easier than compiling that module
myself. I mean now I know how to do those things but I fell in love
with the ubuntu community wiki in the time it took to learn.

It's too bad I have to use windows (thank god for cygwin) at work. I
also have to support Sles 9 and10, Solaris and Rhel 5.2 in my role as
Sys Admin.

On Nov 22, 2009, at 2:16 AM, "Robin Gilks" <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:

>> 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.
> YMMV :-)
> --
> Robin Gilks
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