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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Fennville, Michigan


    BTW I notice systems mentioned on here in the posts, mostlhy in the signature.. but will post my system in case it has importance to my tweaking. *S*

    Abit KR7A-133 MB
    Athlon XP 1700+ OC to 1667MHz
    Kingston PC 2100 256MB cas 2.5
    Maxtor 40 GB ATA 133 "liquid" drive
    Maxtor 2.1 GB ATA 33 "Old" drive
    Abit Siluro T400 G Force 2 MX 400 64MB AGP video
    D-Link DFE-530 TX+ NIC
    SB 16 PCI sound card
    U.S. Robitics (3COM) PCI hardware Modem 56K
    Zoom DualMode 56K external modem
    Logitec Optical scroll mouse
    Web Beetle (protec corp.) LAN connection for internet sharing.
    Multi boot : Windows XP Home, Windows ME, Mandrake 8.2, Lycoris/LX.

    that's about it.. *S*
    "Former Nebraskan... fix it with bailin' wire."

    MULTIBOOT -> Windows XP, ME and Mandrake 9.2 Linux

    Abit KV8-MAX3
    AMD 64 Clawhammer 3200+

    Kingston Hyper X 1GB DDR CAS 2 set agressively!
    Custom fan cooler for CPU
    USB 2.0 all onboard no card
    GeForce4 MX440 AGP 64MB DDR Video Card
    10/100 NIC 3Com onboard
    Leadtek TV 2000 XP video input card PCI
    160 GB ATA 133 Maxtor HD 8MB buffer
    350 W Enermax PS
    Toshiba DVD ROM drive
    Yamaha CD Burner
    Pioneer DVR-105 DVD Burner
    Logitec optical mouse on adapter
    DW 6000 Satellite 2-Way internet connection

    [email protected]

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    New England Highlands, Australia


    Pls no Fosters but will have a Toothey's if stretched though I'll stick with my homebrew thanx. ;)
    Though if ya make a good port.... :D
    Maybe I should add "Master Brewer" to my sig. :?:

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    Frost does Mandrake have some type of Control Center application that will tell you what Kernel, KDE, glibc etc. etc. version is running?
    I have no idea myself, but SuSE has such a function and I would consider it a pretty basic tool that most distro's might have. If not they should!
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2001


    Being a total newb to linux and having tried RH6.2, RH7.1, RH7.2, MDK8.1, MDK8.2 and Lycoris I found Lycoris just works out of the box....straight hassles. It looks like WinXP and feels about the same...a little less polished but as are all the Linux distro's. It really is good to get into Linux via an easier path rather than be confronted with some really technical issues. It has good support online.

    One of the probs I have found with the larger distros is they try to be easy while at the same time offer extensive technical options and variations...This compromise doesn't work well for newbs and really confuse total newb's I can tell ya...

    Lycoris is great for a total newb (if almost too WinXP like).
    The older I get...the better I was

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2002


    i've tried them all, well most of them, any of them that were worth a crap.

    ive tried about 15 diff flavs for i86 platform, the prominent including redhat, mandrake, suse, debian, turbo, slack, corel, etc...

    on the sparc system [i used to admin] i liked solaris coz it was easy and stable. HP unix, and IRIX were okay but solaris kicked ass.

    for PPC (mac, yes they have linux for mac), i liked mandrake PPC, yellowdog, and linuxppc2000.

    if i had the money, id buy a dual g4 800 and put a copy of osx and mandrake ppc on it. it beats the hell out of a PC if you are running linux. but in the mean time i'll have to stick with PC's until a grad college and get a real job =)

    for a newbie. go for redhat or mandrake. mandrake was a spin off of redhat. so anything you need with mandrake you can read RH docs on.

    get a book. sams linux unleashed is the best reference. unless you wanna read page after page on online docs, strain your eyes from monitor radiation and go blind.
    Abit BL7 raid
    P4 Northwood 1.6A @ 2.24
    Swiftech MCX478b
    ThermalTake TigerOrb
    1024 MB Micron Ram
    GF2 GTS Pro 64MB DDR
    1 x 30 gig Maxtor 7200
    2 x 20 gig Western Digital
    1 x 46 gig Western Digital
    Plextor 24x10x40a
    Pioneer 32x
    100MB ZIP

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