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[6]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Johnny on Sat 31st Oct 2009 02:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
Johnny
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2009-08-15

Thom, I agree. That is an epic fail. I'm very surprised that Ubuntu didn't catch that bug during the alpha-beta-rc cycle. As you pointed out, it's not like Intel's integrated chipset is some kind of obscure graphics chipset. How did they miss that bug?

--Johnny

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gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

How they missed this bug?

Simple: Time based releases!

If you have a release date, you are always going to have a huge number of bugs, that is simply unavoidable.

The last Debian STABLE (lenny) was released, when the number of release critical bugs was just less than 100. Now imagine how many more bugs a distro must necessarily ship with, if debian sid is taken as a base and 6 Months of bugfixing goes into the system.

You might have hardware which works like a breeze, then it's a very fine system. If you don't have this hardware, you are out of luck.

In this case it seems like buggy Intel drivers are a major cause of pain.

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