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I've not even broke the shrink wrap on Mandrake yet. Although I feel comfortable with RH since is almost the defacto standard, I keep reading great things about Mandrake. The best thing everyone says is how easy it is to install.
Any advice? Rh or Mandrake, which would you install? (100% clean install on freshly formatted hd and box will be pure *nix).
the only thing that seemed a problem was the network cards...I couldn't get the 2nd one to work, so for my home office lan, I had to go back to winders 2k. However, if I had been able to find a more 'name brand' card at the store I went to, I've heard of many people having no troubles.
In case you need to know, the card I had problems with was Netgear something or other, don't recall exactly which. If you need to compile a driver for your network card, I'd recommend switching to a different one.
Most people reckon Mandrake as a "newbie Linux distribution" that's easy to install, but I found it quite friendly to the power users as well, who usually change configurations by doing "vi /etc/blah"...
Beside user-friendliness and easy-installation, the main attraction for me is its update on software packages. As a software developer, I like to have all the latest cutting-edge stuff that I can experiment with, and Mandrake usually suits my needs.