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Mandrakelinux 10.0 Community Ready For Download

stevezero Re:SuSE Linux (336 comments)

I'll answer a lot of these...

> SuSE Linux installs more easily,

That's in the eye of the beholder, but I'm happy with the Mandrake 10.0 install process. The only problem I have with it is the configuration of wireless cards in that it's fairly complicated as compared to others.

> has a few nice mods to KDE (including recently used programs' links, ALA Windows XP style)

IIRC, that's standard in KDE 3.2+. The Mandrake 10.0 distro that I'm running right now has the "Most Used Applications" as well as "Recently Used Programs." I don't think that's a SuSE-only mod.

> and has YaST, a package installer GUI for rpms.

urpmi, and the gui of it, gurpmi, as well as rpmdrake and mandrakeupdate. IMHO, it doesn't get easier than clicking on it through the mandrake control center.

> YaST also functions to easily change configurations for NICs, displays, TV tuner cards, and more.

I've been able to change from my display on my laptop to my tv screen flawlessly. Also, Mandrake appears to be able to handle a change of my hardware without blinking, provided that it is of course, supported. I don't think that it's a distro thing, much more than a kernel/module thing.

Now, I'm not here to play the "My distro can beat up your distro" game, but let's not imply that SuSE can do all of these things, and Mandrake can't

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