Linked by Jay Sabol on Fri 4th Oct 2002 00:49 UTC
Red Hat Well, here on OSNews, there has been plenty of discussion about Red Hat 8, what it is, what it isn't, the Bluecurve look and many other features and issues. I ordered Red Hat 8 Personal Edition and decided to see how close Red Hat 8 may be to a distribution that Joe and Jane User could install and use.
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RedHat 8.0 vs Mandrake 8.2
by AntonioAlejandro on Fri 4th Oct 2002 15:44 UTC

There are several key features in Mandrake that I cannot do without. The reason is because I run an office using mandrake linux and so certain issues are sensitive. I will explain further.
The key features are:
1)Mandrake Linux 8.2 supports automount for the cd-rom and floppy. I dont have to go thru extra steps to access either.
2)Mouse wheels are supported by the installation program.
3)It boots up onto the kde desktop (or your choice of gui) without having to login.
there are other things that are pretty neat with mandrake 8.2 and that is the xkill icon, and the overall organisation. I liked the way they handle the installation of staroffice, also. Soon I will be purchasing redhat 8.0 and I will be trying it out for myself.
Also 3D acceleration on ATI Radeon 7500 is pretty old...when are they going to exclude the "unstability warning" when enabling 3d?