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Old 04-08-2003, 12:26 PM   #1
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Mandrake VS Redhat????

I was looking to get into a linux operating system to see what the hype is all about, and well i needed some input, i am sure you guys can help.

I just saw the new mandrake 9.1 and the redhat 9.0 ...which one of those is better and why?
What are the advantages and disadvantages...including internet, graphic, options and such..and which one is better for programming?

If i want to get into programming but also want a exremely good OS...would linux be the best or
What are all these OS??

Old 04-08-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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It seems most Linux distros include most of the same tools, applications, etc as the next one. As for which one is better, that's a matter of opinion. Both MDK 9.1 and Redhat 9 are excellent for beginners.

I don't think one can judge which one is better for programming since the both include the same programming tools.

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Old 04-08-2003, 12:57 PM   #3
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All Linux distros run Linux kernel. There's not too big a different betwen RH, MDK, SuSE, etc. except for those targetted at specific audiences such as server, firewall, etc.

Don't expect the same ease of install/use of Windows from Linux. RH, though, is getting there.

MDK 9.1 install runs an updated disk partition tool that resizes NTFS, for the first time. One could use that tool to resize 2k/xp and install RH next.

I guess you should first examine your goal: do I want to program for Linux or something that is even less popular? If that doesn't work, go to any big job site, search for "linux", "bsd", "unix", etc.


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