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Thread: Which Flavor Of Mandrake Or Other Distro?

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    Polaris
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    Which Flavor Of Mandrake Or Other Distro?

    Just would like some input on this

    should I get the 7 cd power pack of Mandrake 8.1
    or the 3cd set?
    or go with a different distro?
    or stick with my download version of Mandrake 8.0?

    I am somewhat familiar with Linux say about 6 months of experience

    I plan to use linux as follows
    Rip and Burning cd's on my Plextor 12-10-32x
    surf the net,email.
    if possible video capturing/editing, nothing real fancy like
    will be taking some required linux classes in college, and some c++ language classes

    Also will my new Gainward/Cardexpert GeForce 2 TITANIUM Ti/500XP work with linux? I really want to get rid of this crappy Ati 99/2000 expert vid card

    Thanks for your input in advanced!

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    Re:Which Flavor Of Mandrake Or Other Distro?

    Hi Polaris, welcome...

    IMHO, I recommend just staying with a downloaded version if you got one and upgrade packages as needed. I say at this point only purchase if your wanting to help the Linux community a bit or Mandrake....

    I don't know about video capturing or anything like that...but for everything else I think your distro should work out just fine...what doesn't work out you can ask about here...or you can look around and find the packages that do work...

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    hanzerik
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    Re:Which Flavor Of Mandrake Or Other Distro?

    I agree with aragorn, Most of the stuff on the other cd's you will not use. And if you need a certain package or program its sometimes easier finding it online then on those cd's And if you download it then more then likely its a newer version then whats on the cd.

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    JimH
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    Re:Which Flavor Of Mandrake Or Other Distro?

    I agree with everyone else. If you are going to buy a set, buy the cheaper set and download the extra's. Mandrake is getting pretty close to releasing 8.2 you are probably better off waiting until it comes out if you are going to buy a set. I don't know how much difference there is between 8.0 and 8.1, to make it worth an upgrade. Especially with 8.2 being close to release. And Neil posted earlier today he installed 8.2 beta and he didn't see much difference between 8.1 and 8.2 beta.

    Jim H

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