On 01/02/2012 01:59 PM, David Rysdam wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:42:16 -0500, Bruce
>> Should I take the plunge to LMDE? I've never run debian before.
> Yes you have. Ubuntu, especially older versions, *is* Debian, but with
> shinier graphics.
Yes, and I appreciate *some* of the shininess.
>> I'm not looking for which distro is the best ever, unless folks want to
>> have fun. Just looking for something that is closer to what 10.04 LTS
>> was. I run and maintain that at work for my two servers. Anything that
>> is a bit more modern than 10.04 that 1) runs on older hardware (video
>> especially) and can support vlc and myth?
> 10.04 was released only 18 months ago. What specifically do you need
> more modern than what was in that? Debian 6.0/Squeeze was released in
> February 2011.
I was hoping for slightly better behavior for video tools. myth on
10.04 is buggy. It mysteriously crashes. Using the ppa doesn't seem to
fix things. Yes, I know that this is a myth problem. I was hoping
perhaps rather foolishly that a slightly more modern version would
behave better. It would seem many developers abandon support for
*maturer* versions of the distro.
I was also looking for updated python and scientific tools.
I really don't need to do it. (But I did do it. I am not happy that I
did do it.) I did want a PVR solution that worked. I haven't found
anything close to the ability of myth. Too bad it has so many warts.
As in having insufficient up time to be a video recorder. I want to
program the shows I'd like to record and actually have myth record it.
myth would segfault sometime during the week - yeah that is useful.
Getting closer to topic - what are the down sides to Debian? More work
for me? Less hand holding? But more stable - right? End of the
constant non-compatible/broken updates?
On topic - anyone have experience with MATE?
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