[Sidefx-houdini-list] Ubuntu?

Chip Collier photex at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 09:11:41 EST 2006

Also an Ubuntu (Dapper) user and can't recommend it enough. I was previously
a die-hard Suse user (even convinced the lab I worked at for a while to use
it on their viz clusters), but have since found that the Ubuntu (xubuntu)
experience can't be beat.
Mplayer was a breeze to setup for me (As was VLC, and yadda other clients).
Make sure you are subscribed to Universe and Multiverse in Synaptic if you
don't see it initially.
For 3D it's hard for me to make comparisons aside from the ease of install.
I just used the installer available from nvidia and let it do it's thing. In
10 minutes I was good to go, which I would guess is standard. I personally
haven't had any problems with Houdini or XSI under this distro (or any game
du jour for lunch-time deathmatch :) ).


On 11/14/06, Dan Seddon <dan.seddon at framestore-cfc.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Is there anyone currently using Ubuntu who recommends it? I installed it
> last night on my laptop and was initially very impressed with it's
> slickness - I've been trying to find an alternative to Suse 10.1 which
> has freezing problems on my new laptop. Is Ubuntu a good distro for 3D?
> Checking briefly it seems that mplayer and similar don't seem as
> straight forward to install as on Suse or Fedora - is there anything
> similar to the packman Yum/Apt-get repositories?
> Thanks
> Dan
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