[mythtv-users] What's the best Linux variant to use for a full wipe and reload?
jelte.veldstra at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 11:37:57 UTC 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:21 PM, <pnetherwood at email.com> wrote:
> Fedora 12 reaches end-of-life in less than four months. There's really
>> no huge difference between it and Fedora 13 if you're starting from
>> scratch, other than an extra six months before it goes EOL. (Or, wait
>> another month and a half, and roll out Fedora 14 instead, and have a
>> whole 13 more months before EOL).
> The main problem I had with Fedora is that because they rollout a new
> version every 6 months the package maintainers tend to only support two
> versions. So it doesn't take long before you can't update to the latest
> MythTV on an older version of Fedora. Also, if you leave it too long then
> you're having to upgrade multiple versions because you have to go though
> each version in turn. Although YUM upgrades work for most, Fedora still
> recommend you do it via the DVD. I found that was all too much for me and
> keeping up to date became a bit of a headache. The last upgrade I went for a
> new install of Mythbuntu and have recently done an online upgrade with
> apt-get with no problems. I also like the idea of the Long Term Stable (LTS)
> releases in Ubuntu. If you go with Fedora you're best off upgrading with
> each new version so make sure you don't get too far behind. I found Ubuntu
> to be a little more friendly to the slower or infrequent upgraders such as
> I was concerned about ditching Fedora since I was very familiar with it. In
> fact it took no time at all to get used to Ubuntu. Although sticking with
> what you know is sound advice, don't be afraid to switch distros if it gives
> you what you want.
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I Must admit that I haven't followed this thread.... You like Fedora and LTS
appeals to you? Then perhaps CentOS is something for you?
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