[TriLUG] Re: TriLUG Digest, Vol 12, Issue 12 Message 10
mfproroc at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 14 00:28:08 EDT 2004
On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 12:00:07 -0400 (EDT), <trilug-request at trilug.org>
> Message: 10
> Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 22:49:09 -0400
> From: Tanner Lovelace <lovelace at wayfarer.org>
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Re: TriLUG Digest, Vol 12, Issue 11 - Message 1
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
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> Michael Prorock said the following on 6/11/06 12:28 PM:
>> Granted, but why use mandrake, the download version is limitted, and
>> you can wind up with a far more 'smoking' system by simply taking an
>> extra half an hour or so to configure a more flexible distro correctly
>> for your needs. That's the beauty of linux, isn't it, that you don't
>> need mandrake or any other particular distribution to wind up with and
>> absolutely beautiful KDE box?
> No, if you want you can take the instructions in the Linux From Scratch
> howto and do everything yourself. However, some of us aren't quite that
> masochistic. Instead, we're quite content to let someone else (the
> or company that creates the distribution) do the hard work for us. The
> download edition of Mandrake, btw, is in *no* *way* limited at all.
> True, it doesn't have some commercial software that comes with the
> edition, but then again, neither does Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, etc...
> In addition, the integration between KDE, Gnome, Windowmaker, E, etc...
> in Mandrake is second to none. And, Mandrake is just as flexible as
> any other distribution out there. I use Mandrake on everything from
> my desktop to my internet server and it works very well on all of them.
> So, don't dis it without at least trying it yourself (which, btw, it's
> obvious you haven't done).
I actually have, and like it quite a bit - however I run far more sparc
and rs6k boxes than I do x86, probably explaining some of my preference
for Debian... (And I am just a tad masochistic, but usually only for fun
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