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Old 05-12-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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MDK official vs community


what is the difference?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #2
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If you mean the difference between the free download versions of community and official then the answer is less bugs.

If you mean the difference between a bought Official and the free community then the difference is proprietry drivers and extra software such as RealPlayer, FlashPlayer, Acrobat reader etc.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:16 AM   #3
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ok well im waiting for the official version public iso comes out. or has it already come out? does anyone know where you can download it?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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check out this thread.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177777


official is essentially community with all the updates. you just wont get any of the proprietary drivers and such this way, but if you need those, you can still buy it.

(urpmi.org seems to be down right now). but you need to set up official sources for updates.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 08:13 AM   #5
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ok so the Official verson is the updated and probably the "bugg free" verson of community if you dont by it.


but the main difrence betwen the official verson you buy and the one you download is some software and drivers. so here is my question:

could you get the drivers and the other stuff installed manualy on the free verson. so that it would be almost the same as the one you buy?


btw im running mdk 10 community. and i cant fin a controll panel for my ATI R9800. you know, where i can turn on and off the AA and the FA



thanks
 
Old 06-03-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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How about CE with the latest updates? Is it still more buggy than the Official version?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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ok so the Official verson is the updated and probably the "bugg free" verson of community if you dont by it.


but the main difrence betwen the official verson you buy and the one you download is some software and drivers. so here is my question:

could you get the drivers and the other stuff installed manualy on the free verson. so that it would be almost the same as the one you buy?


btw im running mdk 10 community. and i cant fin a controll panel for my ATI R9800. you know, where i can turn on and off the AA and the FA



thanks
To run the "control panel", you have to go into the konsole (terminal) and type

fglrxconfig

It will be text-based
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:58 AM   #8
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"could you get the drivers and the other stuff installed manualy on the free verson. so that it would be almost the same as the one you buy?"

yes is the short answer

though I'm not sure about the ATI drivers (cus I use an Nvidia card)

but more or less everything else is available as rpm's and can be found on various sites on the net

the main advantage to the Official version is you have all the dependencies for each package present on the cd's
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:19 AM   #9
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salparadise,

where do you go about buying the Official version...I have the community version and have had problems with my Sound Blaster Live card and have basically given up on Mandy for now but if buying official version will help to correct my problem, I am all for buying it....and believe me when I say, I have been through EVERYTHING.
 
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probably on amazon
or direct from mandrake (prices in Euro's)
http://www.xe.com (universal currency converter) to work out what that is in your own currency
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:05 AM   #11
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I went searching and amazon.com doesn't have it and Mandrakestore.com shows prices in US Dollars and it certainly is not inexpensive but a bit better than MS Windoze....
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:07 AM   #12
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I don't have money to spend like that....this is why I am trying to get away from Windows....but in my thread in this forum "Mandrake Distro", I have such a problem with my sound card that I am giving up for now...but thanks for the info. I will look into that later.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:11 AM   #13
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DaveThePuzzled, mandrake is not the only distro available on this planet, if u are not satisfied with mandrake, try something else like may be slackware, suse, debian, gentoo
 
  


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