darkscout Wrote:What would they have chosen from Debian? It's a 100% compiled from source very specific distro that includes literally the bare essentials. It's like being disappointed NASA didn't choose a Ford for the Moon Rover.
I have tested some very specific distros - as long as they work it's fine. But very specific means very specific problems too that are hard to master without the thousands of people using and helping in forums and wikis .. using a base system from one of the three big distros Slackware, Redhat or Debian is IMHO much more efficent ..
.. especially debian: something is missed ? a library ? a driver ? an application ? simply try apt-get or find a *.deb package .. OpenELEC as specific distro is nice for "run out of the box" users (as long as it runs out of the box) but special customizing will become a long long journey
darkscout Wrote:If you just want a base Debian. Install a base Debian.
I tried but XBMC and PVR is better supported on Ubuntu platforms (I know it has roots in debian ;-) .. less headache
.. a media PC, especially if used as HTPC that has to fulfill a high WAF
better uses well known software ..