[mesa-users] Which Linux distribution to run MESA?

Grant Newsham newshamg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 05:45:57 EDT 2014

Hi Anne,

Judging by the problems over the years - avoid Ubuntu. I don't have exact
stats but from the dozens of emails I have seen about Linux problems with
Mesa it seems about 90% or more are Ubuntu users.



On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM, Anne Thoul <anne.thoul at ulg.ac.be> wrote:

> Dear MESA users
> I will be supervising an undergraduate thesis this year; the project title
> is "Using MESA to learn about stellar evolution".
> The student still has to define exactly what problem she wants to look at
> more specifically.
> She has never used Unix and never had an astronomy class…
> In order to avoid having unnecessary problems and hassles, my question is
> the following:
> Since she still has to install a distribution of Linux on her laptop, do
> you have any recommendation on which one she
> should install, or which one she should NOT install?
> I am myself running MESA on a Mac, so I have no experience with running
> MESA on Linux.
> Thank you for any information you can give me!
> Anne
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