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Old 05-27-2004, 06:55 AM   #1
strago
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benefits of switching to mandrake 10?


Hey there,

I am contemplating running Mandrake 10 after seeing the release, currently I run redhat 9. What are the benefits and disadvantages of switching to Mandrake?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:16 AM   #2
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How can anyone answer that? Read the Release Notes and other info for both distro's, and make your own decision. Sheesh.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:02 AM   #3
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Well as a newbie i can point out one benefit i found:

I had Fedora Core 1 and after installation i couldn't access NTFS drives, i couldn't play MP3s and half the the stuff you 'normally' would expect to work 'out of the box' on a Windows system weren't there. I had to manually download modules,install and configure it [which i didn't find exactly easy to do as the RPM package installer is a mess [crashes etc]

In Mandrake well it was all mostly there ready for use without any extra intervention on my behalf.

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Old 05-27-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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How can anyone answer that? Read the Release Notes and other info for both distro's, and make your own decision. Sheesh.
You know, if it pains you so much to answer, then just don't reply.

I think you'd find, coming from Red Hat 9, that Mandrake offers a lot more in the way of configuration tools. There are wizards to help you set up your camera, printer, scanner, and other hardware. If you have a Windows installation somewhere, it will automatically set up a bootloader and allow you to access your Windows files from Mandrake, right out of the box. Additionally, it has easier add/remove program support, NTFS, and MP3 functionality right "out of the box."

Up until Mandrake 10, my biggest criticism about Mandrake was its speed. Red Hat 9 was much faster. But speed has greatly improved, in my opinion, in Mandrake 10. However, I feel that if you like getting your hands dirty with command prompts and the like, Mandrake has the tendency to obscure a lot. Other than my scanner not working, I don't have much criticism at all for Mandrake 10.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:54 AM   #5
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Mandrake 10 uses kernel 6.3. This kernel supports pre-emption, which makes your system a bit faster due to the fact that the kernel won't have to wait for running processes to end prior to switching.

IMHO, Mandrake 10 has the best support for hardware.

Also, the interface rocks!

Anyway, whether you move or not, it is still your choice.
 
  


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