Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Posted Jan 18, 2005 12:08 UTC (Tue) by jadawin37
In reply to: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
Parent article: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64
I didn't try the MandrakeLinux on AMD64. I'm a user of Mandrake 32 bits since Mandrake 9.1. The last month I bought (54,00 euros) the Official Edition of Mandrake 10.1 (DVD), mostly because I enjoyed the 9.1, and wanted to upgrade.
9.1 edition was fine for me : every hardware was well recognized, there were some bugs, but minor ones. 10.1 is a disaster for me : my USB flash disk isn't usable, and I made an extensive use of it. All my hardware is the same as before, and everything was fine with 9.1.
I believe this as something to do with the change of kernel (2.6.8 vs 2.4.21). What really annoyed me is that I made a report with full informations to MandrakeSoft, and had no response. I made another one, no response... as usual. When I bought 9.1 18 months ago, I choose the PowerPack with 2 months of support (79,90 euros). I quickly get bored at waiting 2 or 3 days for an answer, written in bad french (SMS style), and most of the time not very usefull. Not to mention all the emails with no anwer at all. That's why I took the 54 euros DVD for 10.1.
I made a point to actually buy my distro, to give money to these projects. May be next time it will be another distro.
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