Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 12:46:10 PDT
Nope, I didn't know that, as it wasn't the case when 6.0 shipped (the last
release I was there for). It's good to hear, though. I'll stop telling
people who come into #redhat bitching about Mandrake to just update using
RH's rpms. (: Thanks for the info. Good to know that Mandrake's off the
RH coat tails. Maybe I'll try it out sometime. I think the next one I'll
try will be Slack, though. Its catching up with the times, and was my
Since I'm jabbering about things I don't know anything about, here's a
question for other tech heads out there: How would I/Can I get an SGI
monitor to work with a PC?
"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
-- Robert Frost
On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Robert Harley wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> >It's funny that you say Mandrake is more up to date than Red Hat. Not
> >starting a flavor war here, but Mandrake takes RH's beta, wraps their
> >installer around it, does a big s/Red Hat/Mandrake on the whole shebang
> >and ships it out the door before Red Hat's release.
> Sorry Cindy, but that's "not quite accurate".
> For a start what does Red Hat do? Did they write all of Linux from
> scratch? Hell no. They take bits and pieces wherever they find them,
> write a few warez thamselves, fit them together, fix some bugs and
> wrap the lot up in packages. Pretty similar to any other
> distribution, including Mandrake.
> When Mandrake first forked off from Red Hat, what you say above was
> roughly true although it was already more complete since it included
> KDE while Red Hat was playing the bleeding-heart, holier-than-thou
> game of "we won't ship with KDE 'cause it's not kosher".
> Since then Mandrake incorporated, hired a bunch of people, set up
> thriving devel-lists and projects like Lothar and Cooker, stopped
> following Red Hat, and did a couple of high quality releases of their own.
> But you knew that, right?
> BTW, I use Red Hat.
> I installed Mandrake on my Dad's Sony portable (real easy install).
> C ya,
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