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From "Darren Govoni" <>
Subject RE: Re: Mahout + BigDataR Linux
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 16:53:34 GMT
A distro would be good and if it was made into an Amazon Machine Image so we can spin it up
and use it _without_ having to install it, that's a good thing too.

So the best approach is always both!

<br><br><br>------- Original Message -------
On 5/3/2012  11:42 AM Dan Brickley wrote:<br>On 3 May 2012 18:34, Ted Dunning <>
<br>> Thanks for including Mahout.
<br>> As a point of strategy, wouldn't have better to just build a debian package
<br>> repository and a script for installing packages?  That would allow people
<br>> to use their own debian or ubuntu based distros for their own special needs
<br>> such as hardware virtualization or special kernel modules and still get the
<br>> benefits that you are offering.
<br>> Otherwise, you are sentencing yourself to a life of hard labor keeping up
<br>> with kernel updates and such.
<br>I was about to ask the same question... why a whole distro? Unless the
<br>whole thing is a highly-tuned and unusual setup, some install scripts
<br>are often good enough.

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