[Sidefx-houdini-list] Linux Distro?

Nikola Wuttke heiligeslama at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 06:53:07 EDT 2014

Hey there,

I'm running Houdini on Arch Linux for about two years now. Can't remember
any problems. Had to write a small script to integrate the license server into 
the systemd start process but that were 5 lines or so.

Arch Linux is rolling release, which means it does not have a release cycle 
for versions. If new stuff comes out, it's tested and integrated into the 
current system. So no system upgrading to get new stuff. That can be good and 
bad at the same time. In my experience it is pretty stable, but you have to 
know what your doing and read update logs.
Also the system does not come with much user land applications or an desktop 
environment, which means you can tailor the system pretty much to your needs.
Arch Linux has a very good documentation and wiki and a solid community if you 
run into trouble.

In conclusion Houdini runs great on it. The system requires the user 
experience and there is always the chance that rolling release can break stuff. 
It's a great distro if you want to get deeper understanding of how linux works 
and always want the newest software to play with.

Hope that helps!


On Thursday 14 August 2014 12:36:10 Sandy Sutherland wrote:
> Houdini seems to be the most safe package of all on pretty much any
> Distro - we are running it very happily with absolutely no problems on
> Centos 6.5 here - both hescape and hmaster - running fine!
> S.
> On 08/14/2014 11:44 AM, Paolo Berto wrote:
> > http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=415&Itemid
> > =269
> > 
> > Out of the recommended ones I use Debian, if you have no experience
> > with Linux you might want to use Mint or Ubuntu.
> > 
> > Anyway the good side is that you will immediately benefit of a 6x I/O
> > performance boost since the Windows file systems completely sucks :-)
> > 
> > On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:27 PM, judnas <judnas at msn.com> wrote:
> >> Hey,
> >> I am considering to go with Linux over Windows. But I was wondering which
> >> linux distro you guys recommend for Houdini FX use?
> >> 
> >> Cheers,
> >> Jonas
> >> 
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