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I'm currently using Red Hat 9, I used to use Mandrake 9.1 but i haven't encountered any major problems or bugs... though I cannot say its "bug free" because I didn't used it long enough... I switched back to Red Hat after a week....
jt-thanks for your reply. We have had very good experience with both Xandros ver1.0 and Lindows 3.0. The only thing with Xandros is the early kernal ver and the fact that it was built to be extremely stable, which it is. But some late software such as K3b will not run on it without modification which at this point we are not able to do, and the lack of software titles. However Xandros is poised to surpass Lindows because of its commercial base and Lindows 3.0 is mostly only home based.
Both are extremely stable and configered all our hardware except the Visioneer scanners 8700 and 8920 which no Linux OS has drivers for.
We have been thinking about trying Mandrake 9.1 because of the KDE 3.1 GUI, and because it is reported as being stable.
there is no Software or OS bug-free, remember that
Debian == bugfree
Mandrake == bugfree
the bug u might heared about is the control center bug in Mandrake 9, which has been solved 1 month after 9 was released..
Fun thing is, that during install u get the possibilty do run upgrades instantly, so during install u can get the patch for the mandrake control center (drakconf) as well.. a lot of people skip that part because they want to use the system quick. Then they start bitching about the bug and say the distribution is buggy.
If people wouldnt click their way around during install they should have noticed the possibility to fix that bug..
Kayjay, thanks for the post. Our mistake with Suse 8.2 pro was, evidently not turning off the PnP in the Bios. In the meantime we have dicided to try Mandrake 9.1
We wanted the updates provided by Suse, however because the modem was not configered, we were unable to get them. We found Suse to be more than we could handle and understand that Mandrake would be more our speed.
To be honest, we are waiting impatiently for the next installment of Xandros to come out because we really like it.
Up to this point Lindows has actually been the most productive OS other that M$ that we have used. We have been able to do everything with Lindows that we were doing with M$ except Scan and Quickbooks accounting. Our Visioneer scanners mods 8700 and 8920 are not supported by any Linux disto at this time including Suse 8.2 pro.
If these two items were resolved we would be running 100% Linux on our home and business computers!