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    May go Mandrake 10

    Had a look for a Liniux replacement for xp (for home...)...

    Found Linux Mandrake 10.00 (Looks like a new release too)...

    Looks like all my hardware'll work
    http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/hardware.php3

    It'll cost €54 (Not bad... and that's a DVD version ) and inclused 'OpenOffice' for linux.
    Screenshots look great! clean and crisp lines.
    More like a Mac look than a Windows look... http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/10/community

    So... Does Mandrake 10 get a :up: or a :down:

    I really gonna 'switch' or at least buy another HDD and keep my old one as a 'fallback' just in case... If you guys think Mandrake'll do well for me...

    Need to Email, Web, pand Play UT2k4... Don't really do anything else on it

    Is it gonna work?

    #2
    I'd take a look a Fedora also, if your looking into 1st time linux use.
    Plus I've had some problems with Mandrake 10 Installer.

    But they are both great for beginners.


    Also you dont need to spend 54 euros.
    www.linuxiso.org has them avalible for download.

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      #3
      Re: May go Mandrake 10

      Originally posted by djini_hades
      Had a look for a Liniux replacement for xp (for home...)...

      Found Linux Mandrake 10.00 (Looks like a new release too)...

      Looks like all my hardware'll work
      http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/hardware.php3

      It'll cost €54 (Not bad... and that's a DVD version ) and inclused 'OpenOffice' for linux.
      Screenshots look great! clean and crisp lines.
      More like a Mac look than a Windows look... http://www.mandrakesoft.com/products/10/community

      So... Does Mandrake 10 get a :up: or a :down:

      I really gonna 'switch' or at least buy another HDD and keep my old one as a 'fallback' just in case... If you guys think Mandrake'll do well for me...

      Need to Email, Web, pand Play UT2k4... Don't really do anything else on it

      Is it gonna work?
      Oh and very sorry for my PATHETIC speeling ()... Feels life a Friday afternoon for me (long weekend bank holiday here in England...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Xabora
        I'd take a look a Fedora also, if your looking into 1st time linux use.
        Plus I've had some problems with Mandrake 10 Installer.

        But they are both great for beginners.


        Also you dont need to spend 54 euros.
        www.linuxiso.org has them avalible for download.
        Xabora first off thanks!

        Secondly if I'm being totally honest, I will not have time to 'try' all the flavors, I just want to pick a nice, reliable platform to do my stuff on. xp's getting on a bit now and I fancy something new... I stare at xp and office 2003 ALL DAY LONG at work and want something I can wrestle with at home...

        My only concerns are the hardware working, and being able to do the above list of things...

        Big 'manly' hugs for pointing out I can save €54 and just download it... I owe you a beer!

        /out

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          #5
          mandrake is very nice and noob friendly. the download version which you can get for free also has openoffice and most stuff in it. I would try download version first and see if you like it, if not you can try another linux distro.

          Mandrake is great tho never had any problems with it.

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            #6
            Yep :up:

            Mandrake is a great place to start IMO.

            Very easy to install and use.

            My advice is also have a look at SuSE 9.1 which is out next month. Its the easiest I've heard of for installation and setup and runs brilliantly for me.

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              #7
              My order of Recomendation for Linux Flavor Tryouts:

              Fedora
              Mandrake 9.2 or 10
              Kinoppix - CD Boot Version
              Suse 9.1
              And Gentoo once you know your way around Linux. (Best off all, but not for beginners, also their community is like this)

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                #8
                Anyone got any mirrors for Mandrake 10? LinuxISO is schlowwwwwww

                SuSE 9.1 huh?... I'll bare it in mind... Do they have a hardware compat list too?

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                  #9
                  Bit Torrent Download

                  List of Mandrake 10 Mirrors

                  Hope This Helps.

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                    #10
                    Sweet d/l now...

                    Any other things I shoudl know?

                    Like how stable is this?
                    Is the software I get have to be 'linux compatible' or 'mandrake Linux compatible'?

                    Excuse my N00bness

                    AntiVirus is an item I'd like to get hold of quickly... if required????

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                      #11
                      Most software comes with an RPM Varient.
                      Like Gnome, it has a source Distro and a RPM distro.

                      BTW: RPM is like a self extracting and install exe.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by djini_hades
                        SuSE 9.1 huh?... I'll bare it in mind... Do they have a hardware compat list too?
                        Yep.

                        SuSE Hardware Database

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by djini_hades
                          AntiVirus is an item I'd like to get hold of quickly... if required????
                          Not really needed. You'll be installing all the software from the mandrake repositories through urpmi, so you won't have any problem with virus there. Also you'll be running most programs as user, so even if you get infected, the virus will have a really hard time trying to do any harm.

                          There're linux versions for kapersky and panda, and also free AV proggies such as clamAV, but their main use is not sending infected stuff to buddies using windows.

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                            #14
                            I'll throw a plug in for a guy I work with, who has a new site with instructions on installing Mandrake 9.2. It's pretty much the same for 10, but you have to start with CD 2 and then switch to CD1 when the installer complains (unless that's been fixed).

                            Linux Loader

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                              #15
                              SuSE... You have to buy it?

                              Ghey?

                              LOL...

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