Re: mandrake versus suse
From: Nattapon Chatprechakul (nattapon_at_a4news.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 09:55:16 +0100
you are wrong about one thing. SuSe is also free
if you download and install using ftp or http. It
is true that there is no ISO image to download but
you can install that online.
> Jack wrote:
>>can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of both? which is
>>better, for what reasons?
> Both exceptional distros. Can't go wrong with either.
> That said, I prefer Mandrake. Have'nt tried Suse since a couple
> of versions ago. Mandrake free, Suse costs money.
> Mandrake support with Mandrakeclub, Texstar(www.pclinuxonline.com) & PLF
> is, IMHO, unbeatable!!
> Both KDE centric. Although I liked Ximian on Mandrake 8.0, they no
> longer seem to support Mandrake, but do support Suse. So, if you
> like Gnome, then Suse might be a better choice. Mandrake seems to
> run with more hardware then RH, but I believe Suse covers a lot of
> ground in that area also. Like the Mandrake installation tool, have
> read both good & bad things concerning YAST(the Suse tool). Did'nt have
> any problems installing my old version of Suse, but I can't really
> speak for current situation.
> My advice would be to download Mandrake, if you have a high speed
> connection & a burner, order it from www.cheapbytes.com if you don't.
> Also can buy Suse from cheapbytes. Both will cost approx. $7.00.
> Try them both & pick the one you feel most comfortable with.
> You really can't go wrong with either, especially if you prefer KDE.
> Either way, good luck on your journey.