[Haskell-cafe] OT: Good Linux distro for netbook + Haskell?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Apr 24 16:55:57 EDT 2009

Adam Turoff wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> I've decided to shop around for other options when it comes to a Debian
>> distro to put on my Eee PC 900.  Since it has no HDD I want something
>> that isn't too bloated (some is all right) and ideally leaves up to me
>> what to install and what not to.
> I got an Eee PC this winter and I started playing with Arch Linux on it.
> Seems nice in theory, but the hardware is weird enough that you'll
> need to spend a lot of time fiddling to get the right modules installed properly
> to get things like wifi working.  Quickly turned into an exercise in yak shaving
> instead of haskell hacking.
> Eeebuntu is a good choice.  The base install supports everything without
> configuration, and doesn't install a whole mess of stuff you don't need.
> Based on the 8.10 release and includes the Array kernel that supports
> all of the funky hardware.  Might be slightly out of date, but that's
> easily remedied.

Interesting, but how is it when it comes to availability of up-to-date
Haskell packages?  If it's based on Ubuntu 8.10 then I'd expect out of
date GHC and a need to use cabal-install extensively.


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