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Old 01-29-2002, 11:02 AM   #31
Thymox
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In fact, Mandy prefers you to use RPMs. The old dependancy thing - for example, if you compile SDL from source then none of the new files are entered into the RPM file database. If you then install a game that requires this new version of SDL, it will complain that you don't have it, even though you compiled it yourself.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 06:30 PM   #32
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What is SDL?

Isn't what you are saying true for any distro?
 
Old 01-30-2002, 02:31 AM   #33
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I'm affraid I don't actually know what SDL is, I just know that I keep getting dependancy problems with it (even though I AM using RPM).

Yep. You'd still get the dependancy thing with any system using RPM (or DEB?)
 
Old 01-30-2002, 05:45 AM   #34
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Mandrake8.1 uses two means to handle rpms,
package manager which i think is a leftover from earlier version. and a new one called software manager which is really good. manages all the rpms on the packaged cd's as well as setting up ftp rpm sources.
 
Old 02-06-2002, 06:49 AM   #35
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re: Mandrake 8.1

I've been so pleased with Mandrake 8.1, since downloading it a month ago, that I've just ordered the Powerpack version.

If it wasn't for John Madden and the various Baldur's Gates, I'd completely remove Win9x from my system. As it stands, the portion of my hard drive devoted to FAT32 has shrunken to just about 4 gigs on a 60 gig HD.


Paul Sterrett
 
Old 02-06-2002, 09:14 AM   #36
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BG works on Linux...

I just downloaded winex so that I could play windows games under Linux. The first game I tried to use it with was BG2 and I have to say that I am impressed. It may be something for you to look into if you want to make a full move from windows.
 
Old 02-17-2002, 08:37 PM   #37
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Thumbs up All-around Linux

Mandrake is based on Red Hat, so it supports RPMs. And you can get the latest versions from Mandrake, which are more recent than RH.

Mandrake also includes more tools than RH in their download edition.

I've been running Mandrake as a workstation with StarOffice, and as an Intranet LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) server, and it works great.

The only drawback I found running Mandrake as a workstation is the Samba lockup with Konqueror.

Another improvement is that its RPMs are out-of-the-box i586 optimized; RH defaults are i386.

I think it's a good thing to buy your own copy of the distro to support the development teams. It will cost you 1/3 of the cheapest Windows package.

Mandrake is easy to install for newbies, it is as good as RH for more advanced users, and supports almost any hardware I use. It's an all-around distro.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 08:39 AM   #38
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Re: A converted Linux User

Quote:
Originally posted by frkstein
I originally looked into Linux to have something to play with. Doing a little research I discovered that Mandrake 8.1 was suggested for a newbie like myself. I have not regretted picking it up. Installed easily in about 30 minutes time. It set up a dual boot that works smoothly. I have done nothing but rave about this to my friends and now they are looking at adding it to their home systems. I couldn't believe all the tools that came with it. My biggest testimony is that my wife has fallen in love with it as well. I just wish that the games I like to play were offered in Linux. I guess I will have to keep Winblows around a little while longer.

Hey dude check out WineX ..u can run all ur windows games under linux!!!

the link to installin and setup instructions is-
http://mdkxp.by-a.com/htm/tutorials/winex.html

Check it OUT!!!
 
Old 02-20-2002, 02:33 PM   #39
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Does WineX only work for Mandrake?

I'm running Red Hat 7.2, what program should I use if I want to run Windows apps on my system?
 
Old 02-26-2002, 09:18 AM   #40
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try out win4lin but as it is an emulator ..dunno bout its performance.
as for wineX..it shud work fine even on ur Redhat...try it out..wont hurt...
 
Old 02-27-2002, 12:51 AM   #41
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Quote:
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Does WineX only work for Mandrake?

I'm running Red Hat 7.2, what program should I use if I want to run Windows apps on my system?
Winex should work with redhat, im sure i saw something about redhat on there site, it also works on debian systems.
I tried win4lin under mandrake 8.1 could never get it going. So I brought Vmware and its brilliant.(although its more expensive than win4lin)
Go to transcend gamings site to see a list of what games are working using winex(its a brilliant piece of software) and unlike wine is relatively painless to install for newbies. Especially if ya can afford paying the $5 a month subscription(I think thats how much it is) as this entitles you to download the rpm packages and thats the easy way to do it. It also entitles you to voting on what area's are developed next. Although the sources are relatively easy to use.
What games do u play under windows, as there are quite few games which have linux binaries.

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