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Old 09-01-2003, 02:27 PM   #1
Time Wizard
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Red Hat or Mandrake any difference

HI all,

This may sound stupid to all of you, but what is the major difference between RedHat and Mandrake, and whitch would be better for a dual boot between xp on one drive and linux on the other??

Thanks in advance people.

Time Wizard...........
Old 09-01-2003, 04:21 PM   #2
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mandrake for windows migrants


* partition resizing
* wizards
* ntfs support by default
* user friendly
* urpmi which resolves rpm dependencies

disclaimer: i dont use mandrake or work for it

rahul sundaram
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Old 09-01-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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I have used Mandrake since 8.2. I tried Red Hat 8 around the same time Mandrake 9 came out and went right back to Mandrake 9. rahulsundaram was right about it being great for ppl fresh out of windows. The fact that it can read your NTFS partitions right out of the box is a huge plus.

Seems like RedHat is a little more of a server os, while Mandrake fits the desktop market a little better. Both can be either one with some tinkering, but out of the box Mandrake will probably be easier for you. 9.1 has great hardware support. I have been using it without any real troubles. Recognised all my hardware and connected to my DSL quite easily
Old 09-01-2003, 10:09 PM   #5
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Mandrake, it is better. I have a large quanity of old and new computers that I can tinker with. I have installed redhat 40+ times. I have had many broken or frozen installs way complete that result in a non-functional system. I never seemed to have that problem with Mandrake.
Old 09-02-2003, 11:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for replying, I think I'll try Mandrake.

Thanks again Time Wizard.........


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