Dude,,,,,,,,If you care about that huge quantity of free programs use mandrake .
If you care about devoloping and networking I think you should use redhat .
BOTH BETTER THAN EACH OTHER .
I k'now that I'm talking stupid maybe,,,,,, But they are very cool .
If you are fine with mandrake just stay using it .
If you don't have any lack of anything in redhat so do the same thing and stay using it .
I'm talking about those 2 distro because they are the leader these days as you can see .
Eventually you are not using "HELL WINDOW$ XPENSIVE"
Linux, The way you can control the world .