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Mandrake or Redhat?

By V-Mode ·
I have a Linux Redhat operating system 7.0 and I wanted to know if Mandrake is even better than Redhat. Are they the same ? What bout the ease of use. Which has better features?

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by CyberGod In reply to Mandrake or Redhat?

It is difficult to say which Linux distribution is better, but it is possible to point some advantage and disadvantages. About RedHat I may say that it is the easiest one and user friendly, it has many programs and it can be easily configured. Mandrake is more difficult to get on with it, but is more stable and out of useless programs and features which you can download and install later on. It is more stable for an ISP server. My favorite distribution is Slackware, I use it for a server at my company and it works very well and stable, so if you need a Linux which is more like windows use RedHat, but if you need something more complex and stable, for server and heavily loaded mainframe use Mandrake or Slack.
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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Mandrake or Redhat?

I've just finished a 2 month evaluation of Mandrake 8.1 and RedHat 7.2 on my internet servers at home. I'm running an amd 1.2gig with 512megs of sdram, a Dell gx 150 pIII 1ghz with 384 megs sdram, and a pII 350 with 128 megs sdram. I've tried all the default options on each comp, gui/no gui, and only skeleton w/ midnight commander, proftpd, apache, php-nuke, phpBB and ircd on one box vs. distributed services. I keep comming back to Mandrake for ease of install, smaller amount of core files for those tight on hdd space, stability, and configurability both from the command line as well as gui'ed. Mandrake even managed to keep more of script kiddies off my machines with a default instalation and setting the high security option using the Mandrake control center. (Highly recomended if you plan to run Gnome, KDE, etc.) Between the gui version of linuxconf and the Mandrake control center, you can have a very secure box in the shortest time. If you prefer more of the "backbone" power without all the glit and flash, and you like and prefer linux to winblows anyhow, then RedHat is for you. Personally, I have the Dell with Helix Gnome and KDE for the workstation since it's the only one that gets used as a backup server Removiable ata100 hdd and I don't mind the overhead when I'm using it to test new hardware or software/destros.

Hope my long windedness helped.
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by V-Mode In reply to Mandrake or Redhat?

WEll I'm planning to use a computer that has multi-OS. Another question is which one is Compatible with Windows or actually which one can use Windows based programs or accept mah windows games.

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