help choosing a distro
Jo. I've been using redhat 7.3 and 8 on a few different 'puters, and I'm not really all that impressed. The only reason I've been using them is because everyone else at my work uses rh 7.3 and tells me how great it is. I work in a science research environment, do lots of fortran and C programming, latex to ps production, as well as use image and data reduction software (such as IRAF, etc.). Anyhoo, I like redhat because it comes with a bunch of stuff like latex, xdvi, etc, as well as compilers, etc. But I wonder if any other distros, such as mandrake, slack, etc come with as much of these free goodies as RH (as well as the ease of updates).
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Also, anyone know much about RH 9? I heard first it was just the next RH 8, but now I hear of an 8.1 beta.
Also, anybody know about this supposed problem using GRUB to dual boot an winXP and RH9 system if grub is put on the MBR?