Which linux version is better???
Posted 09 December 2003 - 06:44 PM
i want to set up a internet connection and having problems with mandrake 9.1.....
also... are linux typed documents compatible to be viewed and/or edited and printed in windows??
Posted 09 December 2003 - 08:21 PM
BTW, what kind of internet connection do you have?
OpenOffice.org can export MS Office documents, plus it can create PDF's..
If you were talking about plain-text files, then there're some useful utilities, eg. unix2dos, that you could use to convert UNIX file format to DOS.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 10:11 PM
Too bad you can't download this one, it takes up 2 dvd disks, and in the linux world that means around a 15~20 gigabyte install if you go all out, big huh!
Posted 09 December 2003 - 10:35 PM
Posted 10 December 2003 - 06:02 AM
It all depends don't you think? You obviously have had an unsatisfactory experience with RPM based distros. I, on the other hand had a very unsatisfactory experience with Slackware, and did everything just short of slashing my wrist trying to configure, make and install packages without dependency problems running out of my ears.
I've never tried Gentoo, though I hope to try it on my "experimental box" soon. I understand the compiling process takes a while, but in the end it is easier than Slack, and package management is uncomplicated. I'll be calling on you for advice when I begin the experiment!
I've compiled my share of tarballs, and have been in the depths of RPM "dependency hell" while running Mdk. I probably would not have switched to RH 9, had it not been for apt-get. Have you ever used it? It makes installing and uninstalling packages effortless, giving one more time to do other things. I love Red Hat 9 and find it a very capable, dependable and easy to use distro. I certainly think it would be a far easier first distro than Slackware, but, hey we can disagree can't we. So what's your take on Debian?
Posted 22 December 2003 - 07:51 AM