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Old 08-11-2003, 03:00 AM   #1
emmanuelmathew
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Redhat 9.0 and Mandrake 9.1


Hi friends,

Please guide me which is good to install in a desktop computer? Redhat 9.0 or Mandrake 9.1? Which is having the newest kernel?

Could you give a comparison on the following basis?

Compatibility
Pheripherals support
user interface
beauty
3rd party software compatibility

And if you know any other merrits or demerrits of any of these operating systems, please let me know. I have CDs of RedHat 9.0 and Mandrake 9.1 and have a confusion which to install.

Waiting for your reply. Please guide me.

Lot of Thanks in advance... bye...
 
Old 08-11-2003, 03:14 AM   #2
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Well, I'll try.

First off, most any Linux distro should have the same compatibility and peripherial support because, in the end, it's basically the same software.

As for the user interface, both have Gnome and KDE, which run on top of the Linux kernel as X servers. I would reccomend Mandrake for this though due to the fact that red hat tries to add their own little things to make it look more interesting. Mandrake let's you configure it all yourself from the start. My Mandrake looks so pretty it isn't even funny

Beauty......I know XP extremely well and have used all sorts of tweaking to make it look prettier:

Themes, changing the shell, icons, etc......NOTHING, NOTHING makes it look as gorgeous as my KDE setup in Mandrake.

Gnome looks even better, except you can't get rid of the icons on the desktop and it's making me go nuts!!!

As for 3rd party support.....once again, it should all run.

The only real difference is what packages are installed at the start. You can get Mandrake or Red Hat from a Debian install if you put in the right packages.

In the end, if you know Linux already, I'd go for Red Hat. It has more community support and they won't go bankrupt.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 03:35 AM   #3
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Hi Thanks for the reply. So are you prescribing me to install Mandrake ? Frankly telling, I am still confused after reading your mail. Just tell me if you were in my place, what would you have done?

Lot of Thanks in Advance bye
 
Old 08-11-2003, 03:42 AM   #4
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You show Redhat 7.1 in your distro under your username. Assuming you've used it and become somewhat familiar with that, then I'd stay stick with what you know and go Redhat.

If you simply 'have' it, but really haven't ever used it, all things being equal, and assuming you are very new to linux, I'd say go Mandrake.

Cool
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:01 AM   #5
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HI,

I presenlty have Windows 2000 Professional and Redhat 7.1 and I was using Redhat 9.0. Since I formatted the drive recently, and since I got the CDs of both Redhat 9.0 and Mandrake 9.1, I wish to give a try to Mandrake as I did not see it yet and I am familiar with Redhat versions. So please tell me whether Mandrake is good than Redhat 9.0? Or is it worth to give a try to Mandrake 9.1 than installing the same stuff again ie Redhat 9.0?

Please guide me. Thanks in Advance.

Bye...........
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:20 AM   #6
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Short version:
Go for it, install Mandrake.

Long:

As good as Redhat? Debatable, I'd say yes though. If you are familiar with Redhat and are looking for something else, give Mandrake a try. If you are looking for something totally different, give something like www.archlinux.org a try. But since you've already got the Mandy discs, go with Mandrake first and move on from there

Cool
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:21 AM   #7
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considering all
Compatibility
Pheripherals support
user interface
beauty
3rd party software compatibility

i would still say you to try Mandrake Linux.
Red Hat removed multimedia support and even after installing xine wasnt running smoothly either.
Go Mandrake Linux 9.1!!
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:40 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for your feedback bye........See you later.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #9
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I've choosen Mandrake 9.1 instead of Windows XP.
I've read a lot of topics and after one month of trying and learning, i can say that it is a good choice for beginner like me.
I've found all the similar applications and games i was used to work ( play ) with on this distro.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 11:29 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information......
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:34 PM   #11
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Mandrake rocks !!

sorry for the late reply.. but i use mandrake 9.2b and i must say, it works great and has all the compability you can dream of
redhat 9 was also a try of mine, but finally, i switched to mandrake.

then i found a page, plf.zarb.org and i was all through.
they give the possibilities to enhance your rpm lists by a great number. so i had it all without choosing any other rpms to install from the web.
the urpmi (rpm manager) is a great tool and much better than kpackage

i will go and get kde3.1.4 for redhat now and try to put it on the system. i hope it works and your answers got through, too
 
  


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