Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:07 UTC
Linux I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I have an Atom 330-based tiny computer which I use as my HTPC. It performed its job fine running Windows 7 and Boxee, and over the past few months, it ran Mac OS X Leopard with Plex. Now, however, I want to try Linux as an HTPC operating system, but I kind of ran into a roadblock there with Ubuntu 9.10 - so the question is: what is a good HTPC Linux distribution?
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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by moondevil on Fri 30th Oct 2009 15:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

And the main reason why I am mostly on Windows nowadays on the desktop and leave Linux on the server room.

I would gladly be on MacOS X, if they weren't so expensive in Europe.

I am a Linux user since the kernel 1.0.9 days, and nowadays have more interesting things to do with my life that spending endless hours with such configuration issues, or broken releases. My desktop should just work.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

If you want a desktop to just work, you should only use stable software, man.
People use testing software, which are advertized as testing software: for tests, which means: "please help us test this software, which probably is buggy" and then they complain that it does not work!
Man, if Windows development was open and they had a portal where you could download all their testing stuff, you would probably be crying!
People complain and they don't even use the bug tracking system.
Well, maybe linux is not for you. It's open and documented but if you can't read, it won't help you.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

People use testing software, which are advertized as testing software: for tests, which means: "please help us test this software, which probably is buggy" and then they complain that it does not work!


Since when is Ubuntu 9.10 testing software? It's a full-on release, last time I checked.

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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Zifre on Fri 30th Oct 2009 21:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Am I the only one who has never had any major problems with Ubuntu on the desktop? Windows gives me headaches all the time. Various apps will crash the system, I get constantly high CPU usage that overheats my laptop, the UI seems very inconsistent (once you have apps from all over the place), and I find it to be very unintuitive compared to Ubuntu. A Mac would be nice, but they're ridiculously expensive.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Windows gives me headaches all the time. Various apps will crash the system, I get constantly high CPU usage that overheats my laptop...
...A Mac would be nice, but they're ridiculously expensive.

And would burn your balls off on its way to your wallet, too.

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