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Old 11-18-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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Switching from RedHat


Hi everyone,

I'm thinking of switching one of my old PII 233MHz computers from Red Hat 9 to Mandrake 9.2. So I'm wondering whether Mandrake is any slower than RedHat. If it is, then my PII probably won't be able to take it.

And also, can RPMs designed for Red Hat 9 work with Mandrake? I've heard that Mandrake is based on RedHat, but based on what version? What kind of things will work with RedHat but not with Mandrake?

And is it harder to fix a Mandrake problem than a RedHat problem?

Thanks,

Vince
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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I'm wondering whether Mandrake is any slower than RedHat.
Ive got a p4 but didnt really notice a differance, but Mandrake does have a little more "bloat" as people say I say the bloat is what makes computers fun.

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can RPMs designed for Red Hat 9 work with Mandrake
I dont think so but there are plenty of Mandrake rpm's out there, probably even more than Redhat.

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And is it harder to fix a Mandrake problem than a RedHat problem
Ive found it easier , and besides in general I havent found too many problems. Redhat 8 had a Kudzu problem that required a kernel recompile and 9 had a PCMCIA problem that I just didnt whant to deal with. Fedora yarrow or core 1 was ok just a little bland for my taste and took alot of trouble to load the nvidia drivers.
I now have Mandrake 9.2 and SuSE 9 and would recommend both, oh one downer with Mandy is it still doesnt configure my sound out of box were suse did.
Hope this helps
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:21 AM   #3
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I dunno, i have tried mandrake and was disgusted by it's look and feel. it made me go back to redhat and eventually to gentoo. for a machine that old though, redhat 9 should be fine if you tweak the services that load at startup (go to a command line and type serviceconf). sure linux is linux but if you are used to redhat, i would recommend staying with redhat because freshrpms.net has all the packages you could ever need. and if you install apt and synaptic you can update the packages and get their dependancies for free versus the redhat network which is slow and tries to get you to pay.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:34 AM   #4
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I switched from RedHAt 9 to Mandrake 9.2 and my K2@400MHz with 256 RAM feels much faster now. Don't expect miracles, but I am hapy I switched.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:35 AM   #5
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Originally posted by bencl5
I dunno, i have tried mandrake and was disgusted by it's look and feel.
Why didn't you change it? Almost everything can be easilly tweaked and customized.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:10 PM   #6
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some people dont realize this I guess LOL
 
  


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