[Sidefx-houdini-list] Linux Distro?

Nikita Musatov not.a.whale at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 05:14:04 EDT 2014


I use Fedora at home and Ubuntu at work and everything work fine. I
made test with same task on windows and linux. Linux faster in 3 times
than Windows.

2014-08-21 11:22 GMT+04:00 David Johnson <daveinengland at gmail.com>:
> I'm running RedHat 5.5 and I'm hating the OpenGL nightmare. I have to
> change GL renderers every few minutes to try to find one that works for
> every task.
>
> On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Frederic Servant <frederic.servant at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> RedHat/CentOS is often preferred at facilities because it runs the other
>> packages and has a 10 year lifespan for updates thanks to the RedHat
>> umbrella. Fedora's is 13 months in comparison.
>>
>> If you are only running Houdini, the distro shouldn't really matter, it's
>> easily the most distro agnostic package out there.
>> --
>> Fred
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM, Alvaro Castaneda <varomix at gmail.com
>> <javascript:;>> 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
>> <javascript:;>>
>> > 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
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >>  mint with xfce = houdini happiness.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Sent from my iPad
>> > >>>
>> > >>>  On 14 Aug 2014, at 11:53, Nikola Wuttke <heiligeslama at gmail.com
>> <javascript:;>>
>> > 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
>> <javascript:;>> 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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