Re: Fedora or Mandrake?
From: General Schvantzkoph (schvantzkoph_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 19:33:45 -0400
On Tue, 25 May 2004 21:30:05 +0000, Matt wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>>> Devote a few hours each to Mandrake 9.1, Fedora Core 1, and maybe SuSE
>>> 9.0. Then choose the one you like best. Assuming you have a fast
>>> connection and can download each.
>> Thanks - but why are you suggesting old versions?
>> Are they easier to deal with?
>> I have downloaded Mandrake 10.0 Official and Fedora Core 2.
>> (Didn't know you could download SuSE?)
> I understand that certain versions such as Mandrake 9.2 are troublesome.
> The latest is not always the greatest. Patches downloaded using apt
> or yum or up2date or equivalent will bring an older distro up to date.
> You can download (mirror) the whole SuSE installation tree or install by
> ftp or http, but they don't provide the CD ISO images.
SUSE 9.1 will become available on the mirrors on June 4. I wouldn't waste
the bandwidth mirroring the 9.0 tree with 9.1 so close. When 9.1 becomes
available you can download the tree and then do a network install from
your local mirror.
Mandrake 9.2 had a bug that fried LG CDROM drives, if you don't have an LG
drive then 9.2 with the current patches is a very nice distro. The
fixed version of 9.2, 9.2.1, is available to Mandrake Club members. Don't
know if the 9.2 ISOs that are on the mirrors are really 9.2.1 but I don't
think so. 10.0 Official is the latest and it's pretty good for a .0