>> I run Mandrake on my compaq laptop. I havent found any reason to
>> look into other distros.
> Mandrake 8.0? I have a package that won't run on Debian (RH, Caldera
> and Mandrake only) Having suffered through a Cladera set-up, and
> having to deal with RH at client sites, I decided to revisit
> Mandrake. Ug. 8.0 is really a mid-stage beta. It should not have
> been released yet -- Too many install, stability and buglette
Absolutely agree with you there. Nice graphical installer though for
newbs, although I question how effective Mandrake is for newbies being
that it is often quite unstable. Geez isn't the whole point of running
Linux to be free of unstability?
Caldera on the intel side is quite good in this regard. They are often
late in releasing a new versions of their distro, but when they do it's
very stable. Business often prefers to use Caldera for this reason, and
Big Blue loves Caldera. <G>
Quote:> Debian? This is my preferred distro on the Intel side. Much easier
> to install, update and upkeep. Because of their three-stage release
> system (unstable, testing and stable), outside of security holes and
> bug fixes, the releases can be less cutting (bleeding?) edge, but for
> a stable, useful, workhorse of a system, that's what you want.
I don't care for their package system, Slackware isn't bad.
I prefer to keep my linux boxes up-to-date by using tarballs only.
>> > Just my 2 CDN cents, I'm not affilated in any way with YellowDog
>> > or any ppc Linux distro. I run on intel and no it's definitely
>> > not Mandrake. <g>
>> If you dont run Mandrake, how can you diss it in the first person?
> He said he doesn't run Mandrake, he didn't say he *never* ran
Thank-you - I replied up-the-thread, b4 seeing this post. It's
strange how some people like to jump to conclusions and read-into what
isn't said. <g>
Steve - ICQ 35454764
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