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Old 03-29-2004, 06:53 PM   #46
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used SuSE for about 4 years and on a whim downloaded mandrake 10.0, I don't have any issues with it, does everything it should. For my hard core work Slackware is good but why mess around I switched to FreeBSD and have never looked back. The application ports just plain work. But for the run of the mill Drake will do everything you need and I'm happy with it. It's Aall good.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 10:37 PM   #47
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Hi,

I have used Mdk9.2 for the last three months. Before that I worked with W2K, and at the same time I tried to figure out how Linux works on the same computer.
But after a short period of testing I was convinced of the qualities of Mdk9.2 and three months ago I removed every M$-product from my computer.
That alone give me allready a very good feeling
In my opinion it is very user friendly, and being so is a recommendation for noobz.
I've learned a lot, but one must know that all the knowledge for Linux is to be found on the internet, such as this website
My method is quite simple: I "Google" to find out things, and if that does not satisfy me, I come to the forum.
I am satisfied with Mandrake...

grtz,

Schmurff
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:32 AM   #48
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I have used mandy on and off since 8.0 and tried, slack, gentoo, red hat, fedora,and solaris 8. I have used applesoft dos, dos, mac os, and all flavors of windows as well. Tried os x at school , but it seemed a bit slow on their g4's, perhaps they didnt have enough memory. Anyway back to the questions at hand.

I really like mandrake, but lately Ive been using PCLinuxOS. This new live CD which is installable to the hard drive, is based on mandy 9.2 but has a ton of texstars packages and improvments. such as kde 3.2.1. realplayer, win codecs, java, and most everything you'd want already set up for u. I will probably try 10.0 just to check it out. But I really like PCLinuxOS. I like slack too, but like most people say, Mandrake is easier. Not just with wizards and such, but also in the respect that so many packages are built and available.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:29 AM   #49
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My first attempt at Linux was suse 6.2, then I switched to Mandrake 7.0 and have bought each boxed set of mandrake since then. Currently running mandrake 10 community and will buy the final box set when its released. i have played with many distros, peanut, lycoris, knoppix, redhat, Debian, gentoo.
I have just grown acustomed to Mandrake and how it is all laid out, a bit like how many windows users grow accustomed to that OS. Not sure if thats a healthy thing or not, but we tend to be creatures of habit.
I use windows XP and Mandrake 10 at my place of work and at home I have Smoothwall, 1 mandrake 9.2 system, 1 Mandrake 10 system, a winXp box and a very old Mac running OS 7.2
and a BeOS system being prepped for a community based radio station.
Its a good thing to look at all the other operating system, each have there good and bad points its all part of the life long learning process.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:53 PM   #50
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Been using Mandrake 9.2 for about a month....it helped me get over the command line installation problems by recognizing my hardware and doing the setup for me...

besides the ease...it allowed me to become windows free...and isn't that the most important thing....

soon i will build a linux box from scratch...using all the advice that i've gotten here on LQ...and i can't wait to do that....but i wouldn't have gotten to that point if i couldn't get at least one distro working....Mandrake helped me do that (and so did LQ)....
 
  


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