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Re: [linrad] Mandrake distributions

A reply from a not  linux user

On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 17:13, Rein A. Smit wrote:
> Hello All,
> Earlier, there was a remark made about Mandrake not being the "right" or 
> perhaps
> "PC"  ( Political Correct ) distribution.
> Could I get some more feedback on that? Is it possibly too easy to work 
> with for
> real Linux users?

come on define a real linux user.

perhaps someone who doesn't want progression, someone who perhaps hates
RPM's,, perhaps a dinosaur ??
> Also, I put up the note to make you aware that it is not necessary to 
> spend MicroSoft like prices to get a nice CD set.

Absolute rubbish
the download edition , 3 cds, is free to download.
Mandrake has a voluntary club which for a payment each year allows you
access to proprietary s/w at discounted prices, it also allows
downloading of new releases before release date. Thats why I'm running 
Mandrake 9.2 now before the release date. Even the first 3 cd's of the
Powerpack were available for silver members.
remember if you want books and packaging you can pay for it, if you just
want the distro its FREE
BTW PC = personal computer
the main thing is Linrad dose appear to function on MDK 9.2 with kernel

> 73 Rein W6/PA0ZN
> Richard Bown wrote:
> >Hi All
> >comments on Mandrake.
> >
> >I have had difficulty with an ATI Radeon card getting linrad to run, but
> >on a standard graphics card it compiles and looks like it will run, and
> >thats on Mandrake 9.2 , the release date is the start of November.
> >That was using vgalib 1.4.3 installed as a RPM.
> >The RPM for this is in the old distro part of the mandrake site, last
> >distro'd with MDK8.1.
> >
> >MDK9.2 download edition is free, but you will find the mirrors are
> >heavily clogged, 
> >If you do decide to go for MDK9.2 wait a month or so as there have been
> >a few minor bugs with some of the apps, both Gnome and KDE.
> >
> >MDK 9.2 is available to download as a torrent, which is fairly quick.
> >
> >
> >Should you download MDK9.2 use the Icemaker window manager to start with
> >, download the updates, then restart in either Gnome or KDE.
> >
> >One of the problems is a menu problem in both Gnome and KDE, and as the
> >download sites are VERY heavily used with a new distro, downloading the
> >upgrades during install or upgrade fails due to time out.
> >
> >Apart from the odd teething trouble Mandrake 9.2 is a very nice distro..
> >
> >HTH
> >Richard G8JVM
> >
> >On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 05:06, Rein A. Smit wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>    Hi All,
> >>
> >>Linux comes in different distributions and prices. I like to inform 
> >>those who are
> >>thinking about getting a Linux distribution to run Linrad or other linux 
> >>programs
> >>about the following:
> >>
> >>      Go to :
> >>
> >>    http://www.pages.ebay.com
> >>
> >>and search for        "Mandrake Linux" 
> >>
> >>Disclaimer: I have NO interests in EBay nor Mandrake.
> >>Nor do I quite understand what is going on here and has been going on 
> >>for some time.
> >> From what I read  it appears that Mandrake Linux is very similar to Red 
> >>Hat, the best selling
> >>Linux distribution.
> >>I use one of the older Mandrake CD packages from eBay with Linrad and 
> >>found it very easy to install..
> >>
> >>73 Rein, W6/PA0ZN
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>> 
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
Richard Bown <richard.bown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>