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Just got the latest Linux Fomat - Ubuntu on the coverdisk and a review of it. I will give it another try Of all distros Debian is my favorite, all ...
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- 08-03-2006 #11
Review in LXF
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 Mandriva kernel was outdated..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...
- 08-03-2006 #12
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.
- 08-03-2006 #13
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 cayalee
- 08-03-2006 #15
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 #16
- 08-03-2006 #17Originally Posted by fingal
- 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 bigtomrodney