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Old 07-04-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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easier distro for nubs

suse professional 9.1 or mandrake 10 official.
Old 07-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
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I did not try Mandrake 10 (used 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2 though) and from my point of view, Mandrake is superior(from a point of having a wider community) and easier to use. SuSE (that I'm using now) is quite pricey for what they offer. YaST is good, but I still prefer Mandrake Control Center: So much better to start and stop services. YaST update not always work, unlike Mandrake Update.

Mandrake, in another hand, seems to enjoy coming out buggy. 9.2 was worse then Win95: Menus dissapearing, evil-kernel which destroys LG CD-rom players, etc. It took a while to get those problems addressed, but after that, it became a very good distribution.

I think both are pretty much on the same level, but with SuSE being less buggy, and Drake being easier to use...

If you want to invest cash in one distribution (as you would with SuSE), I'd recommend Libranet:

really nice, fast, 100% Debian compatible and offers a nice tool (adminmenu) and even 3D hardware acceleration out of the box for supported cards.

The choice is yours padawan

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Old 07-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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i am having a heck of a time getting ati drivers installed on my mandrake that is why i was asking.
i have followed everything on this site to try and get it loaded. now drake seems to be running like crap.. takes forever for firefox to load.. internet seems slow. and konquerer takes forever for that to even go.. so i think i tanked my distro and i am gonna have to reinstall
Old 07-04-2004, 03:15 PM   #5
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try xandos 2.0

Old 07-04-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
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Well I am pretty happy with Mandrake 10(except for the fact these Wireless Drivers are so hard to install). I want to try out SuSE 9.1 Professional and I also will try Slackware and Debian later. I guess I am just going to play around with Distros until I find the right one.
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Could you please restrain yourself from
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is pretty much identical to this one, therefore I'll
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