View Full Version : Should i get Redhat or Mandrake?

02-18-2002, 04:07 AM

I am planning to download Linux. Should i get redhat or mandrake? Any good and bad points for both of them?


02-18-2002, 07:48 AM
Guess what I'm going to say?

02-18-2002, 08:09 AM
Mandrake, if you're a newbie... Red Hat if you want to dive in head first... either is ok, Mandrake is a little more nice. Neither will hold your hand so strap yourself in. :)

02-21-2002, 02:32 AM
I am newbie, but if i choose mandrake, would i learn less about Linux? I mean, would mandrake has less commands or hide some of the difficulties and complexity that will in fact help if they aren't hidden...

02-21-2002, 03:56 AM
Mandrake will save you headaches. It's still a true linux distro and all.

02-21-2002, 06:40 AM
any OTHER distros for linux-beginners?

i went to mandrake home page, there is this Linux for i586. What is i586, i guess i have to download that but i want to know what it is.

02-21-2002, 07:07 AM
it means it's setup for an intel based 586 processor (not meaning Intel, the chip maker... it means the x86 design) ... 586 is equivalent to anything above ... I think the origional pentium level... but yes, that's the one you want...

I could be wrong on some of that, but that's what I've read/been told

02-21-2002, 08:51 PM
Download ISO's so you can burn them.

02-22-2002, 01:12 AM
Yes i know. ISO's are neat.

02-22-2002, 09:04 PM
I hear Caldera OpenLinux is good for nix newbies.

02-22-2002, 09:24 PM
Thats fine. I already installed mandrake linux, first i had difficulties setting up internet connection, but it's solved now. I guess i will play around wif it and then ask some more questions....:)