LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
soulxcavtor
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA.FLorida
Distribution: Mandriva 2006 PowerPack
Posts: 238

Rep: Reputation: 30
FC5 vs Mandriva 2006


Is there any differences, which one is better for game performance and internet surfing and video playing?

Why would one choose Mandriva 2006 over Fedora 5 or vice versa. Which sets these distros apart? Isnt Fedora 5 Redhat?
 
Old 06-04-2006, 11:56 PM   #2
mimithebrain
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 843
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
You have to pay to get Red Hat stuff. Fedora Core is based off of red hat.

As far as Mandriva 2006 vs. Fedora Core 5 goes, Fedora Core 5 is newer (I think). For game performance, internet surfing, and video playing... well, all distros are good for internet surfing. Just check which one has your wireless card supported if you can't compile modules yourself. Game performance and video playing will really depend on if the distro supports your video card and 3d rendering. As far as both goes for 3d rendering: Mandrake, you might have to pay to get the driver, and Fedora Core, you will have to get it yourself if the driver is propriatary.

If I would choose, I'd go with Fedora Core 5, but it would only be because "beagle" sounds like a nice application (fedora has it)
 
Old 06-05-2006, 01:40 AM   #3
soulxcavtor
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA.FLorida
Distribution: Mandriva 2006 PowerPack
Posts: 238

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeh i've heard about Beagle. Thanks for your feedback mimi, I will maybe give it a try.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #4
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 74
Quote:
Mandrake, you might have to pay to get the driver, and Fedora Core, you will have to get it yourself if the driver is propriatary.
You don't have to pay to get the driver. You can download and install it yourself.

I would say try both distros and stick with the one you like because they are both good.

Last edited by reddazz; 06-05-2006 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
Emmanuel_uk
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
Posts: 1,605

Rep: Reputation: 53
I would agree with reddazz.
Plus there is a distribution forum for this kind of question.
Finally websurfing you can choose whatever and install whatever browser.

Quote:
better for game performance and internet surfing
How do you define this?
Which one has cedega? Which one has most games? Which one...

internet surfing??
security?
anonimity?
rendering speed?
latest browser? you will need to update it yourself anyway

soulxcavtor, you have been around long enough to ask better questions.
(No offence, I just say that because I have seen to much rambling about distro rcently)
It is about freedom, trying and testing. Your criteria are unlikely
to be the same of that of x or y

BTW there are distro just about gaming, one of them in Spain (juegalinux or something)
 
Old 06-05-2006, 11:32 AM   #6
mimithebrain
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: ~
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04
Posts: 843
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
reddazz:
I say "pay", but it entirely depends on the person's skills with linux. A newbie might have a hard time to install the Atheros drivers (for example) and prefer to pay, while a linux user that's been around will just grab the CVS and install it no problem.

Perhaps, what I should have said is, Mandriva won't provide certain drivers unless you pay.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No internet under Mandriva LE 2005 or Mandriva 2006 Akoni Linux - Networking 3 05-06-2006 12:17 PM
Mandriva 2006 - Greeting mail message from mandriva can't be removed JBailey742 Linux - Software 1 03-27-2006 03:55 AM
LXer: Mandriva and HP launch new computers pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006 in 37 Countries in Latin America LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-18-2006 11:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration