X-dsl Vs. Xubuntu
Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:32 PM
X-DSL or xUbuntu?
My intention is to basically just run Azureus 24/7 on this box with a nice large HDD. It will function as a media server.
I currently have regular Ubuntu installed on my computers and enjoy it, which would lean me towards xUbuntu, but it appears there is little support left for it, which would lead me towards X-DSL or Xebian or something, but I didn't really like the Xebian interface as much.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:11 PM
i use DSL, but its pretty lousy for torretning so far. the limitations of 64Mb of ram might affect Azureus since it's a java based torrent application. (from what i have heard it is java based, anyway)
while of course there is the swap file, that increases the load on the processor and may cause the system to become unstable from time to time. i have had to "kill" firefox sometimes after accidentally trying out the flash plugin on it. basically, in my opinion, flash and java are useless on the box.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:17 PM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:40 AM
i was able to get a 3rd party yahoo clone to work, but it was kinda lame as an app, so wine is really hit or miss.
as far as torrenting goes, i am able to use the bittorrent app from the repository, but it lacks soo many features. as well, being constricted to download only to the loopback filesystem is a pain in the ass. if you only want to download cd's and movies, and then move them out of the loopback system onto the rest of your harddrive it's OK, but if you want to be able to torrent directly to your F partition, youre looking for answers you may not easily find.
so no, i really dont know of any good torrent application for linux, and really, this stands for linux overall. its all pretty slim pickens in the opensource world. like i said, user contradict claims to have utorrent working so it should be possible, but hell if i know how.
here's a thread called, "azureus walkthru", might help more than i can:
contradict saying he has utorrent working:
EDIT: this might help, too:
basic search with utorrent here:
hope some of this helps you out.
Edited by worldwhore3, 17 October 2009 - 09:48 AM.
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