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million dolloar question

Postby new guy » Fri Nov 01, 2002 11:09 pm

Which is better, Mandrake, SUSE, or Red Hat. And WHY!!!?

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Postby majorwoo » Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:38 am

Those questions tend to start big fights among people ;-)

It's all about preference, personally I use Redhat - some people get al wound up saying redhat holds your hand, blah blah blah...

Learn what you like, like what you learn.

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Re: million dolloar question

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Postby AsadR » Tue Nov 26, 2002 12:05 am

Gentoo ROCKS!!!

My ex-favourite Slackware is a close second.
Red Hat holds somewhere close to "Lindows" and the like.

Gentoo gives you absolute control over every single application installed on your system. You start off with nothing and build (compile) everything optimized for your own configuration. I recommend it to anyone who has an ounce of self respect and wants to know what his/her OS is capable of. It also has a *BSD style portage system which allows you to keep all the applications installed updated to fix all the bugs/security issues as they crop up.
You end up with a system that's requires a little patience to configure and get working but is well worth the trouble.

Why install some other distribution that installs everything and the kitchen sink which comes complete with bugs included (no pun intended) and configured by some distribution coordinator who decides what the best configuration for YOU is. I find it insulting.

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Postby fawad » Tue Nov 26, 2002 8:40 pm

AsadR,
You really wanna scare the poor guy away by recommending gentoo? Have you no heart? :D

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Postby mrkkhattak » Wed Nov 27, 2002 9:50 am

hmm... yaar Gentoo would rock but for a person who really wants to work on his OS in that much depth as u told ....

otherwise for new users i would recommed Redhat 8.0 or Mandrake 9.0 !

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Postby AsadR » Thu Nov 28, 2002 12:47 pm

ok! ok!
maybe gentoo IS a little hard to use (ie: requires a brain to use). I readily agree Mandrake is a first rate choice for it's extreme ease of use. (note lack of mention of Red Hat).

Maybe fighting over Linux distributions IS a little childish.
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Postby Guest » Sat Nov 30, 2002 3:14 am

I tend to agree. KDE on Redhat is a little limited. If you're a KDE guy like me, Mdk would probably be better. However, I've tuned my Redhat 8 system quite a bit, so am waiting for a really good reason to migrate to MDK.

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Postby haroon » Sat Nov 30, 2002 5:53 am

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Postby Kdaemon » Sat Nov 30, 2002 12:57 pm


new guy

choices choices choices

Postby new guy » Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:11 pm


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Postby mrkkhattak » Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:26 pm


new guy

installing mandrake

Postby new guy » Sun Dec 01, 2002 5:24 pm


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Postby AsadR » Sun Dec 01, 2002 7:04 pm

I'm sure someone here would be able to help you if you simply provided a few details about the problem you're encountering. If you can't remember the precise error you got, or when you go it, write it down somewhere.

Linux is by far the best operating system to troubleshoot since there's always a 90% chance someone else has had the exact same problem you're having. Even if by some miracle you've stumbled upon a unique problem, discussion forums for Linux are abundant and full of helpful people ( :P ).


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new guy

installing mandrake

Postby new guy » Sun Dec 01, 2002 8:16 pm

The specs on my computer is Pentium III, 733, 40GB, got an external U.S Robotics as the Intel one was giving me trouble plus I got told that Linux might not pick it up. Currently it is running XP. But if anyone of you live in Defence I would appreciate if someone can walk me through this. I don't know much about the BIOS but I think that maybe the problem. So if anyone can pick a day and set a time, I would really appreciate it. Plus, is rainbow the only place to get our distros?

Thanks guys.


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