XIBO: Windows or Linux?
We are thinking about changing our digital signage software to Xibo for increased functionality.
My question is:
If you were installing Xibo would you go for Windows or Linux and why?
I notice the Linux client is a fairly new addition to Xibo so am wondering whether to go with windows?
Thanks in advance for advice.
You mean for the server? I'd go for linux, mostly because a non GUI LAMPS server is a very small footprint and (critically) we have the skills to deploy and maintain it.
We're running windows for server and clients currently however have already tested linux server on which it's proven quicker. We are very literally testing a linux client this moment. Only downside we can see is lack of powerpoint, but those are easily converted. Plus, powerpoint with all the fixes is still horribly crashy.
Moving to AV and Multimedia forum.
I would say use a linux OS. It is extremely lightweight and allows for much more usage on the XIBO front. Have a play before hand however as you will want to know what to do if it all goes wrong.
Linux client here (on Windows server) running a lot faster than Windows client. A bit more hassle to set up but once it's done, it's done. I was just farting about using a base ubuntu 10.04 x86 install with an atom 330 based system.
WMV playback smooth as were RSS feed and tickers. Obviously with the windows server involved it moaned about fonts (Arial) not being present but it managed to sort out a replacement.
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