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Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2003, 09:01:32 PM »
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I wonder what the forum for "Alternative Operating Systems" is really for.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2003, 09:08:00 PM »
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I wonder what the forum for "Alternative Operating Systems" is really for.


MorphOS. :-D
 

Offline alx

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2003, 09:17:51 PM »
Yeah, Mandrake 9 does look nice - I'll be getting it soon.

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I wonder what the forum for "Alternative Operating Systems" is really for.

MorphOS. :-D


Sometimes I think that the Alternative OS forum is for AmigaOS!

Offline KennyR

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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2003, 09:48:20 PM »
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Sometimes I think that the Alternative OS forum is for AmigaOS!


:-D
 

Offline dammy

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2003, 10:17:24 PM »
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LaBodilsen wrote:



I'm currently running RH8.0 as my first fully functional Linux setup (have tried other distro's over time,  but never got them setup proberly.)

So i'm curios, if mandrake9 is better than RH8.   i've gotten used to linux now, so i'm interested in the better distro.  even so much that i have considered byolinux.org.

Any pointers i need?


I've tried RH 8.0, found it far too buggy and went back to RH 7.3.  I'm more then happy with RH 7.3 and the RHNetwork update system.

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Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2003, 10:45:01 PM »
@iamaboringperson

Refer to http://www.distrowatch.com/top.php?1
for other Linux distributions.

I do like "Lycoris Amethyst2" for its closeness to WindowsXP desktop.

PS; In http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/future.php3
Mandrake has problem with cash flow for creating the next version.
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Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2003, 10:54:12 PM »
i have red hat 8 on my laptop at the moment but i've just (like 3 days ago!) been told to try this new mandrake! so it's a VERY relavant topic for me! :-o

i'd be very interested in any reports about  ftp://mandrake.redbox.cz/Mandrake-iso/i586

and linux is important to anyone who doesn't want to be stuck with windows! plus, with the limited experience I have with it, i have found it to be fun. i never find windows fun. i just have to use it for some stuff. as soon as i get this whole linux thing settled, i'm putting WinUAE and then i'll have my amiga again.

plus, linux is on amigaOne's and i hope they always are. there are interesting programs for linux that would be cool to have WITH an amiga!
on the same machine!

I've just been told about
http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3

looks very cool! :-D
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Offline Tomas

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2003, 01:23:04 AM »
Yep got mandrake 9.0 myself.... was really suprised how improved it was from previous versions. Install went quick and smoothly, supported all my hardware out of the box.

Ontop... seems rock solid.. not crashed a single time since i installed it... at the moment its been up for 32 days, and is used pretty much all day.

Was way more quick to install and easier than installing windoze ;)
 

Offline Tomas

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2003, 01:29:11 AM »
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KennyR wrote:
What makes this an on-topic thread when others aren't? Who cares for Linux?


Then the forums would be totally dead... There is not much new to discuss about the amiga anymore...

Personally i think its kinda sad that the off-topic discussion is not shown on the front side  :-(

Im too lazy check out the topic manually every time...
 

Offline Tomas

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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2003, 01:30:32 AM »
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KennyR wrote:
Yeah, I did read the topic of the forum - a Linux worshipping thread with about as much relevance on an Amiga website as a Ford Escort worshipping thread.


Is it worshipping just for someone to say they like an OS/distro?? SIGH  :-x
 

Offline th4t1guy

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2003, 02:20:10 AM »
So far, it seems like Redhate 8 is the easiest one to install with minimum fuss, however, the problem I find with a lot of distros is that they throw on so much crap software just because it's "free".  I don't know about most of you, but I don't need 10 different e-mail programs, plus 15 different clones of minesweeper, and 20 different methods of changing my network settings.
They try to make it easier by including more, but they end up just making it more difficult.
 

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Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2003, 06:18:54 AM »
@th4t1guy
They have a good new email client i.e. Evolution…  

Just don't install unneeded junk applications....
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Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2003, 11:47:53 AM »
Have any of you guys ever tried Debian? I think it's the best Linux dist by far. I have never tried Mandrake though but I think Red Hat has to much magic going on, auto-detection of hardware and that kind of stuff (which have crashed on me more than one time).

Debian might seem a bit hard in the beginning compared to Red Hat and those other dists that wants to attract Windows users  :-D but once you get used to it it's lovely  :-)
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Offline Desmon

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2003, 08:30:15 AM »
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wow! i just upgraded from mandrake 8.2(or 8.1 i cant remember) to 9.0, and i must say this is bloody good stuff indeed!

i try different versions of linux occasionaly & even *BSD, but when i first used mandrake a few years ago i fell in love!

mandrake 9.0 is A LOT better than i expected!
usually when you upgrade an OS, its a bit more bloated, a bit slower, and doesnt add all that much that is worthy of it being an upgrade
but mandrake 9.0 was different
it installed very quickly(from 2 CDs) without a problem, it booted very quickly, much quicker than the previous version, and just about every thing seemed faster
KDE 3.0 was new for me, before i used it i thought it would be bloated & slow, but it was actually very fast!

I've had a set of Mdk9.0 CDs sitting 'round here for a couple of weeks, but hadn't found the impetus to install it. Since reading your original post I decided to give it a try.
Installation was painless, with both NICs (RTL8029 for Amithlon & onboard Broadcom) being found as well as both sound outputs. (AC97 & SBLive!)

So far I haven't managed to make the networking work on either interface, even using the same settings as under Mdk7.1 that I'm using now. Mdk7.1 happily sees the rest of the internet through cat5 cable running to the Amiga which plays gateway under MiamiDX.

I also can't manage to get any sound from 9.0, but that's rather low on the list for the moment.

I do like what they've done with the latest KDE, but some of the functionality I'm used to under 7.1 has either been removed or replaced where I can't find it at all. All up, I'm not totally satisfied with the install, but I'll play with it for a couple of weeks before totally dismissing it.


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Offline dezignersrepublic

Re: Linux Mandrake 9.0 WOW!
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2003, 11:05:24 AM »
I've used redhat 7.2/7.3/8.0 gentoo, suse and mandrake and for me mandrake comes out on top everytime.  

It has loads of preconfigured window managers like blackbox and friends...

If anyone is new to linux then I'd definitely recommend mandrake, as most of the config can be performed through guis.  
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