Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Posted Jan 7, 2005 17:09 UTC (Fri) by cdmiller
Parent article: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Don't know about Mandrake 10.1 on X86-64, but in general we find Mandrake 10.1 a nice replacement for Redhat on a number of our servers. I even switched from debian to Mandrake 10.1 on my main work desktop for easier support of the radeon with dual display. I do miss some network utilities not being packaged, so I keep a debian station around. The Mandrake workstation has been solid, not suffering from some of the annoying bugs found in debian releases of the latest software only available in unstable. I don't use gnome or kde so I can't comment on them.
From my limited experience the best thing one can do is run "man urpmi" and read the urpmi documentation. After picking a mirror just use the urpmi command line tools. If you run a back office environment, set up your own local mirror, ours updates itself nightly. It's far easier than setting up a debian mirror as different versions and architectures are in their own directory trees.
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