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View Poll Results: which is better Slackware 8.1 or RedHat 8.0 or Mandrake

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  • Slackware 8.1

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i downloaded slackware 8.1 iso the othe day, but it turned out to be corrupt, i know that i could use the checksum.md5 program to check if the download was ...
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    md5 sums under WinXP


    i downloaded slackware 8.1 iso the othe day, but it turned out to be corrupt, i know that i could use the checksum.md5 program to check if the download was successful, but i don't know how to do it under winXP!! could someone please tell me............thanx in advanc...could someone also tell me which is the best out of the 3 linux distrubutions that i am considering downloading.....Slackware 8.1, RedHat 8.0, or Mandrake (the latest version)??

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    checksum.md5 isn't a program, it's a file containing the pre-calculated checksum (open it with notepad). You'll need a program for Windows to calculate the checksum of the ISO that you downloaded, and compare that to what's in the file.

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    http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html <-- that should tell you what to do. good luck w/ slack 8.1

    (yes, I woted slack)

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