Re: Problems with Fedora? Use Mandriva (Mandrake)
From: Unruh (unruh-spam_at_physics.ubc.ca)
Date: 23 Sep 2005 15:30:09 GMT
>So what's the recommendation for a Linux newbie who wants a
>user-friendly and stable desktop workstation? I only need it for web
>browsing, word processing, and a fancy scientific calculator like
>AllerCalc would be great. A friend of mine has a 1.5 year old Mandrake
>with a new router and says it just will not work with dhcp. I just
Strange because thousands use it with dhcp. Ie, your friend is talking
>want to order some linux cd's from cheapbytes and get it working
>without any problems. User-friendly and security are my highest
>priorities. And stability would be nice, lol. Is there something
>special I need to do with my router? I have it set up so the router
>handles all the local network dhcp. The routers about 6 months old.
>Is it using a new dhcp protocol that a 1.5 year old linux doesn't
Ask your friend what he is doing.
Note that I use dhcpcd as teh client. I did not like dhclient. find out
which dhcp client your friend is using.
Or ignore your friend and just install it.
mandrake comes with msec to try to handle security for you. I am not a fan
of msec (it does not set things up the way I would like) and if you set
msec too high in a fit of misplaces security zeal, you will find your
machine almost unuseable.
>Thanks for replies,