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#1 Jim Waters

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 03:11 PM

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I want to build a x64 Linux tower for PixInsight image processing.  What Linux are you using, what's the kernel release and Linux configuration?  I would like to limit my selection to the top 5 below.  Thx

 

https://distrowatch.com/

 



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 03:36 PM

Ubuntu, latest version.  The latest generally has the best user interface.  Performance is not a big deal between distros.  Ubuntu is so common, it makes it easy to find answers to questions.

 

The five you cited all have a tiny user base, they're afficiando type stuff.  People who worry about stuff (and esthetics) that are almost certainly of absolutely no importance to you, or to PI.  I went mainstream, that's my recommendation for you.


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 03:41 PM

Thanks bobzeq25.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:33 AM

FYI - https://pixinsight.c...w;topicseen#new



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:12 PM

Kubuntu 18.04 LTS looks good.  Pretty mainstream, recommended by Juan Conejero.

 

"Kubuntu (/kʊˈbʊntuː/ kuu-BUUN-too)[4] is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the GNOME desktop environment. As part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu uses the same underlying systems. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu,[5] and it is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu.[6]"

 

I doubt I'll switch, but perhaps.  I may try installing KDE on Ubuntu, I think that's where the name Kubuntu originates.

 

http://www.ubuntubuz...n-mint-191.html

 

Another possibility is to install KDE on Linux Mint.  But I see no real reason it would be superior.

 

http://www.ubuntubuz...n-mint-191.html


Edited by bobzeq25, 19 September 2019 - 04:21 PM.



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