> Gotta ditto that Peter - Mandrake appears to be much nicer and
> easier to use than RedHat. The install is a piece of piddle, and
> I just think they made a bit more of an effort with tweaking the
> GUI. One thing that really got me was that all partitions are
> automatically mounted at boot, and icons for each are added to the
> desktop. It's a little thing, but it's the little things that count.
Sounds good, I should go find a copy to test.
Been experimenting with RHL 7, mostly OK, some silly niggles:
1. There is no kpackage with KDE so I can't install packages.
2. On a 200MHz Pentium I get frequent lockups when resizing a
window or when doing too many things too quickly (like
closing Netscape, switching screen, splitting an Emacs window,
and kicking off a compile. Stuff that ought to work no problem:
it must be the redraw routines, but why fiddle with them when
they were working just fine as they were?
3. I selected UK keyboard at install time but now in all windows and
apps the only way to rubout a character is to physically type a
Ctrl-H...both BackSpace and DEL produce the same VT100-style
rubbish ^[[~ and stty erase ^H doesn't work. Something is grossly
Trouble is, I suspect RedHat is getting too big to listen to user
gripes these days. It'll have to wait until I buy a copy with paid-
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