Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Mandrake Linux PowerPack Edition 9.1 at C|Net Mandrake Linux PowerPack Edition 9.1 at C|Net Eugenia Loli 2003-04-08 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 11 Comments Mandrake Linux 9.1 is in virtual lockstep with Red Hat and SuSE but offers cleaner fonts and support for partitioning NTFS drives, C|Net says. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2003-04-08 4:54 am I had been using a 9.1 release canidate and every thing worked fine. Then I completely replaced(not upgraded) it with the 9.1 release and my sound came out all static sounding. Unfortunatly I had overwritten the cd-rws with 9.1. 2003-04-08 5:06 am Let me get this straight… “No tech support for free version” Oh, wait. It’s Cnet. No wonder. 2003-04-08 5:12 am <<<The bad: Slightly unintuitive interface; no tech support for free version; no free phone support.>>> I’m typing this from MDK 9.1…It’s a great distro, not because of all the GUI tools, its just great, I feel productive…and what the hack, I’m boot only right now:))) Trolling again…no… PS: About that: No free phone support? No support for the free version? LOLx10^100000 Those guys are confused, they think its YAMP (Yet Another Micr0soft Product) or as in … who cares…feeling random…must get sleep 2003-04-08 6:09 am The guy expects free tech support for a product he didn’t pay for? WTF, is this guy nuts? Isn’t it enough he got it for free. In addition he does not go in depth and misses an incredible amount off eatures. He also calls Ximian Evolution, GNOME’s Ximian Evolution which is false. He makes makes many careless errors too. For example, he is showing the Mandrake 9 box the entire time, in the specifications he gives Mandrake 9’s specs and many other erros like these. Anyway, mandrake works well on my computers. 2003-04-08 10:22 am “Anyway, mandrake works well on my computers.” Really!? Mandrake FOR COMPUTERS is out!?!?!? :o) 2003-04-08 11:41 am For the first time ever, Mandrake really did their home work with this one. I’d say they certainly trump Redhat 9.1 What does he mean, unintuitive interface? The menus are very clean and couldn’t be more obvious -except for the KDE parts, of course. However, there are a lot of little annoyances that can turn off a small user. For example,some apps require root access and prompt you for the password. Others tell you root access is required and just quit! Also, I think the entire system tends to be somewhat unstable 2003-04-08 12:52 pm I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 with a DVD/CDRW drive. The only issue that I’ve had with it is the inability to mount it consistently… I find that upon initial login after a reboot my floppy and dvd/cdrw are mounted. In order to mount I have to manually unmount them and mount them again. I’ve heard similar complaints about this in the past (perhaps a review of one of the release candidates). I haven’t touched Mandrake since 8.1 (having tried Debian, Redhat, and Gentoo) but I do really like 9.1… setting up my samba printer was simple and most everything just works… I too feel productive. ——————————- Does anyone know if the work being done by Ximian to integrate OpenOffice.org with its Ximian Desktop 2.0 product is to be returned to the community? I’ve seen a slide (can’t remember where I found the link) that details some of the changes and it looks incredible…. full vfs support, gtk theming, and new icons… 2003-04-08 1:31 pm “I had been using a 9.1 release canidate and every thing worked fine. Then I completely replaced(not upgraded) it with the 9.1 release and my sound came out all static sounding.” My experience was the opposite. I had static sounds with 9.0. 9.1 eliminated the static after all the sounds. I’m using a Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook with Crystal sound. The fact that two people had completely opposite experiences seems to be a bigger problem Mandrake will have to overcome. 2003-04-08 3:31 pm Actually last night I found one 9.1rc ISO still on my Windows partitions and installed from that and found out whatdriver it picked and then proceded to reinstall 9.1 release and changed to that driver. It was interesting that the 9.1 driver ws SiS which isrightfor my sound, but the wrong intel one was what worked. 2003-04-08 6:21 pm ” I’d say they certainly trump Redhat 9.1 ” Wow must be really good in order to trump a product that doesn’t exist. 2003-04-08 9:56 pm dumb right said ” I’d say they certainly trump Redhat 9.1 ” Wow must be really good in order to trump a product that doesn’t exist. i think what was meant was that even if redhat hada 9.1 it would be trumped the by the wonderful, exciting, grand , quick and famous Mandrake 9.1 the red hat people will tell u never ever buy a .0 release, thats why red hat didnt release it. they didnt want their own people to complain. rolling on the floor laughing 🙂 be nice and may the source be with u.