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Old 11-29-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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whats the advantage of mandrake 10.1 official over 10.1 community


Whats better about mandrake 10.1 official than 10.1 commuity. Is it worth upgrading?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #2
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with the official version you tend to get nvidia drivers, real player, java, flash and other "non-free" stuff
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:42 PM   #3
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with the official version you tend to get nvidia drivers, real player, java, flash and other "non-free" stuff
Nah, that's only true if you buy the official pack or join Mandrake club. The downloadable official is more like the "stable" comunity pack.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 06:04 PM   #4
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Not only do you get what sal said, but also some available apps Mandrake has created but you won't find the latest of on say rpmfind. Plus 'proprietary' apps that only can be acquired as a club member or by buying the powerpack or the powerpack plus.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:52 PM   #5
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It's more stable. Yes, I think it's worth upgrading.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #6
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I'm almost convinced!!! Do you have to buy it or can you download it from some hard to find website. I've looked around quite a bit but haven't found any place to download it
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:25 AM   #7
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http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=3
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:36 PM   #8
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You're pointing to 10.0 official, not 10.1 official.

10.1 official is not available for ISO download to the public. You can do an FTP install (takes a while) for free. Search the forums, there's lots of info.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:44 PM   #9
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apologies

misunderstood request
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:53 PM   #10
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If you have 10.1 Community Edition, go to Easy Urpmi and select the 10.1 Official version. Follow the directions at the site, and set up your urpmi sources.

In a console window, as root, then enter "urpmi urpmi" to make sure you have the latest urpmi, and then

"urpmi --auto-select"

and wait for the upgrade packages to download and install. When you next run Mandrake, you will be running 10.1 Official.

Disclaimer: A few people have reported some problems with this method, but I have had no problem whatsoever. I upgraded from 10.0 CE to 10.0 OE this way, and from 10.1 CE to 10.1 OE. I plan to upgrade to 10.2 OE eventually the same way.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:19 PM   #11
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You won't get commercial apps and some other things, though, unless you buy the various editions (either through MandrakeClub or by buying the CD's from Mandrake).

The difference between Official and Community is just that the Official version has a lot of bugs from Community squashed. It doesn't refer to the completeness of the package as such.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:22 PM   #12
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How long would use suppose that would take on a 56K internet connection? I have 3 other computers i would like to install it on too.
I looked around a bit more and found these two sites. Is everything on these sites to install mandrake official 10.1? If so how could i put that on cd's?

http://ftp.belnet.be/linux/mandrake/official/10.1/
http://lame.lut.fi/linux/Mandrake/ma...official/10.1/
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:44 PM   #13
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Originally posted by drysac
How long would use suppose that would take on a 56K internet connection? I have 3 other computers i would like to install it on too.
I looked around a bit more and found these two sites. Is everything on these sites to install mandrake official 10.1? If so how could i put that on cd's?

http://ftp.belnet.be/linux/mandrake/official/10.1/
http://lame.lut.fi/linux/Mandrake/ma...official/10.1/
Well, it took me about four hours, I think, to download the Community Edition (which I was never able to
get to work right). I have ADSL, which runs about 23x as fast, on my connection, as a 56K modem. So you're
looking at a VERY long time indeed to download via 56K. Part of the problem is that the mirrors are always
extremely busy, so you never get a fast Internet connection in the first place.

If you can possibly wait a few days, I would advise ordering CD's by mail. I got my Official Edition CD's by mail
and if you want to send me a private message I'll send you the link. I don't think it would be in line with the
forum rules to post it here, as it's tantamount to advertising. But my CD's came within a few days, and they are
completely workable.

Even with DSL it's a headache sometimes getting files that big--and with a modem I personally would not want to
try it, though many do, and succeed.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 09:16 AM   #14
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When i try to send you a private message this is what it says:

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Old 12-01-2004, 09:30 AM   #15
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Originally posted by drysac
When i try to send you a private message this is what it says:

LinuxQuestions LinuxQuestions.org MessageYou do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

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It looks to me as if you don't have private messaging turned on. I don't recall if it's available to relatively new users or not, but go to your user control panel (user cp) and see if you can activate it, or just what your status is. We'll get this figured out eventually.
 
  


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