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October 28, 2002, 06:56 AM
Mandrake 9.0 and Redhat 8.0 reviews from techextreme.com :
October 28, 2002, 10:29 AM
"Total destruction is the only solution ?"
What ? solution ? explain your signiature !
I am curious :P
October 31, 2002, 08:34 PM
It's a line from a Bob Marley song can't remember the name of the song now. I think "total distruction" can be a justified solution, but i don't wish to give an example in this forum don't want to attract any unnecessary attention.
But anyway what do you think of the fact that Mandrake 9.0 scores high marks over redHat 8.0? It's a shame that Redhat 8 have very little multimedia appz like no MP3 player ! :(
November 1, 2002, 12:25 PM
I do not know much about the current versions of RH's current linux offering. I stopped using it at version 6.0 when it refused to upgrade properly to version 7.0.
I originally started with slackware 3.0 FYI :)
So anyway, I know that XMMS is a multimedia player and I suspect RH has it somewhere on its CD's; and if you want to watch DVD's and VCD's XINE is there.
FYI Mandrake was originally built as a "souped up, bug fixed version" of Redhat. But they moved away from RH after RH went GNOME crazy and their configuration tools failed. (sucked)
So try looking for XMMS and XINE. The reason RH is slow behind Mandrake (in my opinion) is because the have a fetish with GNOME, and GNOME apps are not as stable as KDE. They also do not have as much integration as KDE.
RH CANNOT abandon GNOME, they invested millions into it. GNOME was the "answer" to KDE. You see some people felt it necessary to creat GNOME because KDE used QT. At that time QT (the GUI library) was commercial software, and the open source zealots hated the fact that the most advanced GUI desktop for Linux could become commerical and was the result of commercial libraries. This means that if QT pulled QT from KDE then it would no longer be free. So GNOME was the POLITICALLY correct answer. The problem with GNOME it is intensively C based. KDE is C++ based. So GNOME is harder to code for.
This concludes todays rant.
November 1, 2002, 06:32 PM
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