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Old 03-03-2003, 11:21 PM   #1
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Just how difficult


is RH to learn? I tried Mandrake 9.0 in the past and had, for the most part, figured it out -- but fried it once I tried to install up-to-date drivers for my Geforce 4.



But a lot of people rate RH as being their favorite (But also rate it as being kinda hard to learn when compared to Mandrake 9.0)



Is it really _that_ much harder to learn?
 
Old 03-03-2003, 11:33 PM   #2
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Re: Just how difficult

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Is it really _that_ much harder to learn?
imho; no.
Mandrake has it's tools to do stuff, RedHat has tools too.
You might need to mount fat32 partitions yourself but that's pretty much it for the learning thing (as far as I can remember that is)
 
Old 03-04-2003, 12:50 AM   #3
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Re: Just how difficult

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is RH to learn? I tried Mandrake 9.0 in the past and had, for the most part, figured it out -- but fried it once I tried to install up-to-date drivers for my Geforce 4.



But a lot of people rate RH as being their favorite (But also rate it as being kinda hard to learn when compared to Mandrake 9.0)



Is it really _that_ much harder to learn?
No, it's not any harder to learn, but not that much different either. IM-not-so-humble-O on this matter, Mandrake does everything RH does, plus. You are degressing (versus progressing) if you go from Mandy to RH. Everything RH has, Mandy does to, only Mandy does it better, and adds it's personalized tools to help if you decide to use em.

I really feel as if RH thinks it's all that and a box of chocolates simply because of it's name. It's not that special, it's not that hard, and it's not that good.

</rant>
If you wanted to give it a try though, there are plenty of options out there. Check out parted to resize your drive and install RH along side Mandy to test it out and see if you like it better. To each their own, and as it's abundantly clear, I prefer Mandy

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Old 03-04-2003, 02:20 AM   #4
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You sold me.



I'm going to trash my Mandrake 9.0 CD-Rs and go buy the boxed version so I can get support.



I acually did that with SuSE because it was all I could afford when I just happened to decide to buy a distro -- never even got it to work. It's such a pain in the ass to be a newbie to Linux with up-to-date hardware. It didn't support even a GF3 and I was here with a GF4 and absolutely no idea what to.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 02:27 AM   #5
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Boxed version of what? Now I'm all spooked from my message, maybe it said "Mandy users are freaks, I don't wanna be like Chad"

I wouldn't go out and buy a boxed version just yet, 9.1beta is out (or rc1 either way, it means they are testing for the next version) so you might hold off until that is released.

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Old 03-05-2003, 03:50 PM   #6
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I changed my mind anyways, I'm going to buy a harddrive instead. Being a hardcore gamer, I have to keep windows up and 40 gig isn't enough for Linux, Windows, AND games..
 
Old 03-05-2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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I also reccomend Mandrake boxed release. I brought Mdk9.0 PowerPack and managed to avoid the millions of problems people had with modem drivers(Conexant HCF), nvidia drivers (GF3 Ti200 128mbDDR), and just general apps that they wanted (GKrellm etc).
I'm sure 9.1'll be great, you can test the 2nd RC of it now if you can download it
 
  


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