[Techtalk] Considering an OS change

Andrea Landaker qirien at icecavern.net
Sat Apr 19 11:47:26 EST 2003

> As much as I like ^H^H^H^H love Slackware, I find that I have less time to
> manage it and was thinking of running an easier OS for my router pc and
> maybe the desktop and also to see Linux done differently.  I was pondering
> Redhat 9 or Mandrake 9.1.  I guess I was wondering if there were things
> that I should know beforehand that will make a switchover easier.  I have
> always been iffy on using Mandrake as a server.  Are my feelings
> irrational?

Well, we use Mandrake 9.1 here for our personal boxes, our firewall, DNS, web, 
and mail servers.  I really really really love urpmi (similar to apt-get or 
up2date) -- there's just something so neat about "What?  I didn't install the 
GIMP?  OK, 'urpmi gimp'".  We've found it easy to install and update, though 
I'm sure other distros would work well for you, too.  :-)  We haven't had any 
problems running Mandrake as a server, either.

Andrea Landaker

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