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View Poll Results: What would you rate Mandrake 9.0
10: really good 16 44.44%
9: almost there 7 19.44%
8: looking good, needs a little work 4 11.11%
7: Still have some flaws 6 16.67%
6: stick with Mandy 8.2 0 0%
Forget trying it, it doesn't work! 3 8.33%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2002, 06:53 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.0 Poll


What would you rate Mandrake 9.0?
 
Old 10-07-2002, 07:44 PM   #2
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Erm, why is the lowest numerical answer possible a 6? That's some strange way of counting! As for my answer... not tried it yet. Downloaded it just now, attempting to burn it to CD (damn cheap CDs... over 1/2 have been unburnable) but running into probs. My guess, being a .0 release is that it'll be either a 7 or 8. I would go for 9, but Mandy 8.2 was a 9. And whilst I'm completely confusing myself with numbers here, 11 was a race horse, 12 was 12, 11 1 1 race, 12 1 1 2.
 
Old 10-07-2002, 10:43 PM   #3
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I just wanted to get some feed back from people, I have 8.2 and works pretty good, but i've been hearing mix stuff about 9.0, just want to see what most people think about it.
 
Old 10-08-2002, 12:30 PM   #4
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I like it better than 8.2 because it has Gnome 2.0, a more enhanced instalation, and updated web browsers. I have not had any problems with it's stability and I've been using it for a couple weeks (it only came out a couple weeks ago).
 
Old 10-08-2002, 04:28 PM   #5
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Coome on people, i know more than 6 people have tried it.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 02:46 AM   #6
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Sure, I did.

I liked it alot! Very nice newbie distro, excellent interface, and easily enough to figure most things out.

No problems at all so far...

Still using Slack most of the time, but Mandy is very nice.

10 on your scale

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Old 10-09-2002, 10:08 PM   #7
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Hmm, is it a hard process to upgrade from 8.2 to 9.0 by using the RPMS? Maybe I just might burn 9.0 on to a CD. hmm
 
Old 10-09-2002, 10:27 PM   #8
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With GCC3.2 being a big change, I'd suggest going the, backup, and reinstall 9.0 way, rather than RPM it to death.

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Old 10-09-2002, 11:05 PM   #9
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Yep, i think that would be the best way to go, a clean installation of Mandy 9.0

I don't really have anything worth saving on 8.2, i just play around with it and learn things.
 
Old 10-14-2002, 05:32 PM   #10
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I like it, but do not compile a lot of things that were coded for gcc 2.96 or down on gcc 3.2. The included things work, the Club stuff for 9.0 works, Netscape 7.0 no longer spawns multiple VMs sand Mozilla-bins with one per Windows even with Kaffee running, I would say it is better than 8.2 graphically and KDE behaves better and runs faster. Oh, StarOffice 6.0 and OpenOffice both work right now too....

EVERYTHING my video driver can handle runs right. USB Scanners run right. 9.0 is LSB certified, and the download edition has the LSB RPM with it. hdparm, the enhanced one, is on the distro download ISO set also.

The installer\software manager is now a front end for gRMPi for the most part. This was a kinda heavy thing to do, but when your Software Manager author goes elsewhere and leaves code with holes, what is a distro pub to do??? They Modularized it, and the thing even checks RPM sigs now (MD5SUM check at install time, anyone?) and rejects unsigged RPMs by default. The Software Manager also times out and hops to alternate mirror sources faster if you have defined multiple update sources (I have 4 right now, update-source through update-source3). This is nice!

Top Grade.

John.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 11:32 PM   #11
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Wink mandrake 9.0

Downloaded the iso's and installed it right after it became available. I had 8.2 but decided to try 9.0 I am a newbie and have got netscape running for my browser xmms running for my mp3s I have only used the open office software a few times and it seems to be working well although it still loads up rather slow. I am using the kde desktop and I haven't been at my windoze machine in over a week, basically I am just trying to learn what I can about the operating system and so far I really haven't had to many problems. Just thought I would throw in my 2 cents worth
 
Old 10-17-2002, 06:17 AM   #12
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That is cool. Feel free to say what you like best as far as software. Why would help too.

I use KDe mostly, myself.

John.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 12:57 PM   #13
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Mdk 9 is definitely the best release by far and IMO, the best distro (of those I've tried--and yes that includes RH 8).

It impressed me so much that I finally dumped Windows and made the permanent switch to Linux--and not regretting the decision one bit. I have to admit, I still do have a WineX dependency though--some (non-native) games are just a bit too good for me to drop cold turkey.

Last edited by HaloScan; 10-17-2002 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 05:02 PM   #14
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RedHat is more for a businessman who needs to hook to a server setup. It is reasonable for the uses a business person needs to put it to.

Mandrake is more for the "common man" who likes to game and has some work to do also. It has better USB support, and a lot of gamers like things like USB mice, USB keyboards, etc. With the final of version 9.0, it is also easier to install-- and if you are not used to the older ways of sysadmin it is easier to maintain in re Hardware setup. They also seem to have gotten co-ordination with KDE more down pat-- the KDE 3.04 RPMs dropped right in-- although I DID use urpmi as su to do this. All I did, and I am not sure this was even needful, was restart X afterwards to get the newer KDE up and running. The 3.01 to 3.02 and then to 3.03 KDE transitions were rougher in 8.2 (I am multibooting a few linuxes and a windows and other things that are hyper techie (a couple BSDs). I am a linux semi-noob at this point because I keep investigatingt he plumbing of every new O/S and everything I learn about any of the POSIX O/S families helps with all teh members (no, the details are not picture perfect identical, but the patterns of use are scarily similar). Of them all, I find myself using Mandrake 9.0 most now.

John.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 05:45 PM   #15
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I have it installed on my laptop at the moment, and I'm happy with it,
first I wanted to install RH 8 first, but I decided to play with mandy for a while.. hell I stuck with it.. it's perfect for a desktop OS. I didnt try stability but I can work with it.. I rated it a big 10.
I AM curious about it's stability though.
 
  


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