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Old 09-08-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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looking for an amalgam of Mandrake and Xandros

I expect to keep Mandrake, since it is so far the only distribution which both works without bugs *and* has my wireless equipment working; but I liked the interface in Xandros (also Xandros File Manager) a little better. (Mainly because it was more Windows-like than Mandrake; I know that must make me sound quite the jerk, but I used Windows for eleven years before this.) I won't go back to Xandros, because it offered bugs and crashes ad nauseum; so I would be interested in finding a happy medium. Is there a particular distribution that runs as smoothly as Mandrake (or better) but has an interface resembling Xandros?
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Mandrake without bugs????


What exactly do you mean by "interface"? If you mean the desktop environment or window manager, they can be installed on any distro.
Old 09-08-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
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Yes, well, I have been using Mandrake only on and off for a couple of months. Nothing has crashed in it so far; in Xandros, I had repeated KWrite crashes, Konsole crashes. and a bug that caused vertical lines to fill the title bars of all my windows. I was hoping someone would know what I meant by interface, because I myself find it difficult to pin that down; but what Xandros has that I prefer are the Xandros File Manager (superior to Konqueror), and a much easier control panel interface for establishing shortcuts. I still haven't figured out how to assign any hotkeys in Mandrake.


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