[Sidefx-houdini-list] Linux Distro?

Olex P hoknamahn at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 12:09:11 EDT 2014


Gentoo.


On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Alvaro Castaneda <varomix at gmail.com> wrote:

> CentOs is the same thing as RedHat linux, which has OLD libraries, they
> sell it as stable but for them that means OLD kernels OLD libraries, that
> where done 5 years ago, which in computer years is an eternity :)
> That's one of the main reasons this is been done
> http://www.vfxplatform.com/
>
> Also those distro are not meant for Desktop use, I've been forced to use it
> and they are terrible, you can use it but is not great, specially for
> individuals, if you have a big studio with a dedicated IT team you don't
> care, they are the ones to fight it.
>
> I'll stop here, that's some of the reasons, but there's way way more.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 8:33 AM, Sandy Sutherland <sandy at sunrise.co.za>
> wrote:
>
> > Not sure why you say this about Centos - all our workstations are running
> > it here, it is not difficult to set up.  The Mill use it throughout when
> I
> > was there and also the guys at Solid Angle say it is the best distro for
> > VFX use.
> >
> > S.
> >
> >
> > On 08/14/2014 04:29 PM, Alvaro Castaneda wrote:
> >
> >> If you're new to Linux go for ubuntu very easy to setup and get started,
> >> you can use it and install drivers without any commands at all, Nvidia
> >> drivers are really easy to install as well as houdini. I use it out of
> the
> >> box, with the Unity Ui and everything works really good including
> houdini.
> >> You can always switch to some other distribution later if you feel the
> >> need
> >> but please avoid CentOs that is not a distro made for desktop use is
> more
> >> suited for servers.
> >>
> >> If you have any linux related questions please ask
> >>   On Aug 14, 2014 5:14 AM, "Neil Scholes" <neil at uvfilms.co.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >>  mint with xfce = houdini happiness.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPad
> >>>
> >>>  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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