Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Posted Jan 14, 2005 11:34 UTC (Fri) by geekbrains
Parent article: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
I guess the Author of this review was not aware that the official edition of Mandrake 10.1 X86-64 was not released publicly at the time of his review (In fact I've received a mail from Mandrake stating the availability of 10.1 Official x86-64 today 14 Jan 05). As everyone knows the RC3 is dubbed as Community edition and might probably polished for a final official release, it should'nt be considered for a review.
At the same time it should'nt be blamed on the author alone as the mirror was populated with a wrong hierarchy (by right it should be under /pub/distro/Mandrakelinux/devel/iso/x86_64/)
Its a shame that the regional anomalies do exist :(
Regarding the updates for a (unsupported) community edition, its natural that the Mandrake update coudnt find any updates as there're none generally. But there are many servers providing updates for community edition and it can be configured by editing the source of the updates using urpmi.addmedia or else thru MCC.
Albeit of not testing MDK 10.1 x86-64, I'm well satified with the performance of 10.1 i586 Official under my Athlon XP 2500+ on Asus nForce 2 Deluxe Motherboard with dual channel Memory of 1GB DDR 400. Infact I've never seen any Linux distro getting installed within 20 mins (Mine got installed within 17 mins, that includes manual package selection). Upon booting up, it was a breeze that I was welcomed by a clean desktop.
Final words..Mandrake pulls more crowd towards linux IMHO.
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