[oclug] Mandrake 8.2 FYI
gsarsons at istop.com
Mon Mar 25 13:40:27 EST 2002
On Mon, 2002-03-25 at 13:12, Jon Earle wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Robert Charbonneau wrote:
> > > What makes Mandrake better than RedHat? I'm seriously looking at a new
> > > distro, and while I have RedHat 7.2 CDs ready to go, I'm curious about
> > > Mandrake. So, I'm wondering what, in the opinion of those who have run
> > > both RedHat and Mandrake (and who prefer the latter), makes it preferable?
> > Mandrake isn't *better* than RedHat, in fact they're very nearly the same
> > distro to be honest.
> You're quite right, and I understand that RH is the basis for Mandrake.
> I'm just looking for reasons why people like one vs the other. Personal
> likes/dislikes, technical deficiencies of one vs the other, strengths,
> weaknesses, etc. Some of the comments posted in response are quite
Well here is my 2 cents. As much as RedHat is the basis there has been
many differences finding there way into Mandrake over the last couple of
versions. I really noticed the difference with the Install and control
center in Mandrake. That maybe a person thing or a hardware issue.
If I was having to decide and had some spare time I'd Install both and
give them a whirl. Myself I'm very happy with the newest release by
Mandrake. Sorry but I can't offer anything on RedHat as I have not
tried the distro lately.
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