[Sidefx-houdini-list] Linux Distro?

Neil Scholes neil at uvfilms.co.uk
Thu Aug 14 07:14:29 EDT 2014

mint with xfce = houdini happiness.

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> On 14 Aug 2014, at 11:53, Nikola Wuttke <heiligeslama at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!
> Cheers!
> Niko
>> 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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