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    What is Mandrake?


    I am very new to linux, I have the following question.
    What is Mandrake, is it a Red Hat Linux version?

    Thanks for help!

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    Mandrake is a Linux distribution that started out being a modified RedHat (i think that was around the time of RedHat 6.1).. it was optimized for Pentium-class processors and higher.. after that it grew into a distinct distribution that many people new to Linux find easy to learn.. I haven't used Mandrake in a while, so i don't know what it is like now..

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    i installed 9.2 once,i didnot like it.
    it has a lot of user friendly configuration tools that doesnt work.
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    mandrake was the first distro i installed and didn't have a nervous brakedown.
    I think it's kind of friend for newbies. But if you're not an expert but not a newbie... i't's still ok, I still use it.

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    I've never liked Mandrake myself. I do understand how it can be a good distro if you're new to Linux, but I really don't like how it messes stuff up to achieve that goal. Like the kernel - you have to apply a thousand patches to a vanilla kernel if you want it to work properly. In my very humble opinion, they have integrated user-friendlyness down to the level where it's no longer easy to customize the system anymore.

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    quoted from linux.com
    The distributors include Conectiva, Debian, Guardian Digital EnGarde Secure Linux, Fedora, Immunix, Mandrake, Openwall, Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE, Trustix, and Turbolinux.
    Are these all distinct Linux distributions?

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    yes, they are. for a somewhat comprehensive list of linux distros, check out http://www.distrowatch.org...
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    http://www.microsuck.com


    another one...
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    IMHO Knoppix and SuSE are both good for newbies. Knoppix is based on Debian, so things are easy to install. I used Mandrake 9.1 when I started, but found it was full of bugs. Things might be different now.

    Knoppix can be booted straight off a cd-rom (you don't have to install it to a hard drive) but you can save it to your hard disk if you like. I love Knoppix, so I'm rather biased.

    This is just my point of view. Get out there, have a go and have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    I've never liked Mandrake myself. I do understand how it can be a good distro if you're new to Linux, but I really don't like how it messes stuff up to achieve that goal. Like the kernel - you have to apply a thousand patches to a vanilla kernel if you want it to work properly. In my very humble opinion, they have integrated user-friendlyness down to the level where it's no longer easy to customize the system anymore.
    I'm totally agree with that point of view:I test out Mdk and it's a pain to customize it so that this distro fits ur needs quite well (note the quite could be an almost) moreover I tought after that test that this is not a so good distro for newbie:it is a slow one and very difficult to update or upgrade and the control center is very buggy.
    So for newbies suse or fedora or knoppix are better to see all that go on this site

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