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  • SUSE 9.1 Pro

    3 50.00%
  • Mandrake Community 10.0

    2 33.33%
  • Fedora Core 2

    1 16.67%
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Thread: Fedora VS Mandrake VS SUSE

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    Re: Fedora VS Mandrake VS SUSE

    Thanks for the quick overview. Fedora gave me too many problems with sound. After looking at Mandrake, I found PCLinuxOS7, a Live CD that installs to a hard drive. Why I'm sticking with it:

    * It found my nVidia card. I had to do nothing.

    * I came with the Firefox plugins.

    * It uses apt-get for updates.

    * the author, Texstar, is a highly respected contributor to Mandrake -- this distro has the Mandrake friendliness to the newbie, but is beautifully rounded out. A desktop with polish.

    Note: the Live CD seems slow to load. The desktop is very quick.

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    Re: Fedora VS Mandrake VS SUSE

    Oh, I meant to add that I have YET to have any SUSE version load correctly. It always hangs on something -- usually a not-very-unusual HP printer on the USB port. When I have managed to work around it, I've found it buggy and slow. But I haven't tried the very latest, either.

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    I had a closer look at Kanotix and there is a lot more programs on it then is let on from the menu. THere are some great additions, such as the Synaptic package manager, which is just a graphical frontend to apt-get. XMMS is not in the menus, but you'll find that it is on the system. THe only thing that this distro lacks is games, but they can all be downloaded from APT-Get easily. It also lacks an instant messenger, like GAIM or KOPETE. But as I said, they are all available on APT-GET.
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    Ubuntu has a jillion different screensavers, they run at random. My fav is the jumping cow, everyone should have a jumping cow!

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    (Comtux comes marching down the halls of linuxfoo chanting)
    Hail slackware hail slackware hail slackware!

    (Then covertly switch's everyone copy of Suse Fedora & Mandrake with a look a like copy of slackware)

    GoodDay Everyone.
    Wenn Sie Spaß meines Englisch mich Willensfuckingtötung Sie bilden.

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    I tried UBUNTU, but I already hated it once I tried to play a dvd or mp3. What the hell? I gave it up and went straight back to kanotix. I do like GNOME 2.8 though, it has really matured. I liked the way it automatically found my networked computers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezlebubsbum";p="4070
    I tried UBUNTU, but I already hated it once I tried to play a dvd or mp3. What the hell? I gave it up and went straight back to kanotix...
    Ubuntu didn't support dvd or mp3 playback? I mean, its easy enough to add the codecs, but I almost take for granted having those in a regular distro. I wonder why they didn't include those? Did it throw an error, or was there another problem?
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    Re: Fedora VS Mandrake VS SUSE

    Ubuntu worked for me, outa the box I had movies and music.

    Why are these distros so iffie? Iffy? Is it the distro? The hardware? The possibilty that we are not making enough scrafices to the IT Deity?
    Could it be that these little glitches were put in to keep the great Un-Washed from enjoying there computer experience?

    maccorin? could he be the one?

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    Mac? The One? Wow, that would be a tagline.

    UNBELIEVABLE COMPUTATIONAL POWER! ...and pizza's delivered in under 30 minutes.

    Wouldn't that have been a twist in 'The Matrix', rather than finding our hero slumped over a computer after a late night of hacking, we find him slumped over the wheel of his 1980 Datsun after making a late night delivery for Pizza Hut.
    Hmm...That just begs the question, do we really know what pizza tastes like, or did the robots get it wrong?
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    Re: Fedora VS Mandrake VS SUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error";p="4077
    Ubuntu worked for me, outa the box I had movies and music.

    Why are these distros so iffie? Iffy? Is it the distro? The hardware? ...
    Sometimes it's the way the distro is put together, in which case the user just needs to find out what's what and configure their sruff accordingly. In my case, with the retarded Intel onboard sound device, I think the existing drivers are out of date. And it's quite possible that my whacky sound card has been around enough (or won't be around long enough) to get the situation fixed . If I thought it would be worth the money, I'd check out one of those PCMCIA sound cards, but I'm not going to bother.
    Steve

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