Re: Is RedHat 9 or Fedora is better Replacemnet ?
From: General Schvantzkoph (schvantzkoph_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 16:28:54 -0400
On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 02:32:50 +0000, Ohmster wrote:
> General Schvantzkoph <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> Mandrake 10 is the easiest distribution to install. I'd recommend it over
>> Fedora Core 2. Don't even consider Redhat 9, it's obsolete now but even
>> when it was current it was pathetically slow. The last great Redhat
>> release was 7.3 but it's extremely obsolete at this point.
> I use redhat 9 for my home server/gateway/firewall and I have been using it
> since it first came out. Using it on a PIII 800 w/1.5Gb SDRAM, no problems at
> all, not slow. Even when I had 500Mb RAM, it still ran very fast, I just put
> the RAM it it because I had it laying around.
> There is no more current support for it though, I suppose I will have to
> upgrade to fedora sometime in the future. I am waiting to see how fedora
> comes along with it's core 2 as core 1 is supposed to be good and stable and
> I think that core 2 is the buggy, cutting edge stuff. For now I use
> apt/synaptic to get my updates and have no problems with it at all. I think
> it runs great, does all of it's server jobs flawlessly, and the gnome desktop
> is just fine. I have tried the kde desktop too and it runs great.
> I have been with redhat since 6.0 and have stuck with it. It is a really good
> OS and is not particularly difficult to install, upgrade, or run and it is
> rock solid.
I used Redhat from 5.2 through 7.3. I stuck with 7.3 + Ximian through the
8.0 and 9.0 generations because I found both of those to be painfully slow
as compared to 7.3 and they broke some of the binary applications that I
was running. When Redhat dropped Redhat Linux in favor of Advanced Server
I went through the process of evaluating everything that was out there. I
ended up settling on Mandrake because it was the closest thing to the old
Redhat Linuxes. Mandrake's installer is even better than Redhat's, and
it's certainly better than SUSE let alone the awful Debian installer. It
comes with everything, just as the Redhat Linuxes did, and it also
integrates some non-GPLed things like Nvidia drivers, Flash players,
Acroread, and things like that (if you use a paid for version or are a
member of Mandrake club). The integrated drivers and apps are a small
thing since you can easily install them yourself but it's conveinient. The
most important feature of Mandrake, especially 10.0, is that it's fast,
even faster than Redhat 7.3 was. I continue to do evals of everyone's new
releases including Fedora and SUSE but so far I'm happiest with Mandrake.
Give Mandrake 10 a try and see if you like it.