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Of all distros Debian is my favorite, all those packages ready just waiting to be installed.. lovely. But Debian gets old really fast - the same can be said about Mandriva. I've used it for about two years but i seems that it is lagging behind.
anybody know the best distro for installing Mythtv on a via eden setup? I've tried knoppmyth. Loved it, but it didn't have the right via drivers so I didn't get HW mpeg2.
So I tried Mandriva. Got HW mpeg2 but didn't get support for my tv card. Mandriva kernel was outdated..
Then I tried Suse 10.1 Everything works, but mpeg decoding is a bit slow...
And now I am out of Ideas until the new Mandriva comes out...
The only thing I have liked about Ubuntu/Kubuntu is that they ship free CDs which I distribute to people new to Linux. It can give people a nice start into the Linux world (I held the opposite view until I recieved good feedback from my friends who recieved the CDs and one gentleman on this forum changed my mind). As one gets experienced he/she(rarely!!!) might want to get away from it. But apart from that a good point to start.
Well I'm not going to suggest that Ubuntu/Kubuntu is the best distro or anything but what Iíll say is that they certainly both work fine on my laptop. Apt-get is tried and tested and it has a very active community.
But like many distros once installed and setup it just allows you to get on with your daily computing needs. Which ultimately is what its all about
08-03-2006 #14Originally Posted by cayaleeRegistered Linux user #270181
Ubuntu - why not? Moe, I'm curious ... How far would you have to move to get somewhere with broadband?I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
08-03-2006 #17Originally Posted by fingalRegistered Linux user #270181
08-03-2006 #18Originally Posted by zba78
* They support Linux and actively say so on their website (or they used to - can't find that now);
* they aren't a funky broadband provider offering a 'package' - they just provide a good service;
* it costs me £15 per. month for unlimited access.
They do have some faults though ... I can't access my free email account from here no matter how hard I try. Not sure if this is my fault or theirs, but I can't manage it. They don't bill me in a conspicuous way, so they could be overcharging me by now and I wouldn't know. I pay by direct debit. Having said that, my download speeds seem okay and they send me a newsletter every month or so.
Telewest offer a good local service, but I wanted a Linux using/supporting service provider.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
08-03-2006 #19Originally Posted by techieMoe
08-03-2006 #20Originally Posted by bigtomrodneyRegistered Linux user #270181