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Old 02-23-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
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Mandrake VS Redhat

Dear all,

I just want to know between Mandrake and Redhat, which one is more powerful, user-frendly? Which one has more ppl to use? Then, what is ur favourity between these two? Give me the reason why u say so. Thanks
Old 02-23-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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There are a few of these floating around you should search them out.
Old 02-24-2003, 03:32 AM   #3
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Okay - I am very much a newbie to Linux. A summary of my experience.

I tried Phat Linux which is a CD type distro, but does install to hard drive. Didn't have much luck - don't know why.

I then attempted install of Mandrake 9.0 from burnt CDs from a friend. All sorts of problems - ? cause.

Another friend installed Suse 7.1 (original CDs) - went well, used printer and internet easily.

Attempted another install Mandrake - no go.

Back to Suse.

Installed Red Hat 8.0 "Red Hat Linux For Dummies". Installed pretty well, except I found bootloader confusing and messed up Windows access.

A friend installed Mandrake 9.0 ( via ftp. Problems, some made by me, some ? due to ftp install from server).

From a newbie - both Man 9.0 and RH 8.0 look nice. Maybe RH is clearer in presentation.

Check hardware compatibility before choosing. While I know Linux can appraoch any problems and solve them, it is very frustrating to not be able to print, or whatever, when you want/need to.

I have had excellent support from LinuxQuestions and local lug. However I am still very much learning.

Old 02-24-2003, 03:42 AM   #4
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also - take a look

Oh yes - and take a look at

if you haven't already done so.

And check hardware compatibility. Try a google search, not sure now of search terms, but maybe
"hardware" + "distro/Linux"

Definitely the info is there somewhere - quite extensive documentation re hardware.

Good luck

BTW - I am a hopeless newbie so won't be able to help other than this. :-)


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