[AG-TECH] Gentoo or Fedora

Gavin W. Burris aka 86 ga5in at psu.edu
Mon Oct 18 08:50:12 CDT 2004

I second the suggestion for Debian.  I just reinstalled my room based
node with my audio and video machines with Debian.  Please feel free
to send me questions.

I recommend you use the pre-rc2 netinst CD image:


Steve Smith wrote (on Sat, 16 Oct 2004 at 15:32):
> Monika Rabarison wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Thinking about upgrading the "good old" Linux capture boxes to 2.3,
> > what would you guys suggest Gentoo or Fedora? Any pros and cons?
> Another option is Debian (AG packages available at 
> http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au/debian).  The main pros are those of 
> Debian: ease of upgrade (no need to do re-installs), good security 
> support, large number of supported packages.  The main con has 
> traditionally been the difficulty of installation (this is much better 
> with the recent beta installers).  Also, the next stable release isn't 
> actually out yet, although it should be soon.
> There are also packages available for Slackware, which has good support 
> and a shorter release cycle if you prefer that.
> Cheers,
> Steve

Gavin W. Burris aka 86
Senior Systems Programmer
Penn State Visualization Group

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