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Fedora vs Mandrake vs Suse: Linux Distros Compared

I would have, but I had already made a bunch of changes to see if it would
be capable of service as a production workstation (tunnel X and TCP over
SSH, setup all the network services, setup my print spoolers that I could
never get working under RedHat), so I really didn't want to have to go
through it again.
Just as an FYI, I used RedHat 9 pro for over a year, and I enjoyed it except
that I had these problems with it:
  o Could never get XMMS to work at all
  o Evolution stopped retrieving email after a time
  o Netscape was just too damn slow over IMAP
  o Thunderbird was ok, but stopped accepting keyboard input
  o Shortly after Thunderbird, Firefox also stopped responding

At that point, I could no longer retrieve my email, so that's when Suse
began to look interesting.
Grant M.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry Feldman [mailto:gaf at]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 7:25 PM
> To: discuss at
> Subject: Re: Fedora vs Mandrake vs Suse: Linux Distros Compared
> Importance: Low
> On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 16:49:09 -0400
> "Grant M." <grant at> wrote:
> > Nope. I had installed 9.1 personal just to compare the primary stuff
> > with RedHat. Once I made the decision to make the move, I purchased
> > 9.1 pro at CompUSA and installed that as a YAST upgrade. The price was
> > the same as the Suse website.
> Ok. In my experience, I prefer a new install for any OS, but I have
> upgraded other Linux systems and found that SuSE's upgrades to be
> relatively clean.
> --
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
> Boston Linux and Unix user group
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