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Re: [vox-tech] mandrake v redhat
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Re: [vox-tech] mandrake v redhat

Mandrake took Redhat, recompiled everything for Pentium, and added many
more packages that should have been included with Redhat.

Recompiling everything for Pentium allows the system to run slightly
faster.  For example, the memmove() function in the C library compiled for
Pentiums is written in assembly language to use the Pentium's pipeline
(or at least that's what the sourcecode comment says -- yeah, I looked it
up :)

As for adding more packages... well, that's an obvious advantage.

I don't know of any other advantages, but knowing that Mandrake is doing
several things (ie - things I know) the way it should be done, I can trust
them also to do other things (ie - things I don't know) correctly.


On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Dale Bewley wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> >   1. In my experience, Mandrake is superior to RedHat in every way -- they
> >      took RedHat and made it better and bundled with better/more software.
> >      HOWEVER -- I've never tried RedHat *Professional*.
> I've never tried Mandrake, but I've been running RedHat for years. Can you
> tell me what advantage you see in Mandrake? Just curious what they have done.
> Feel free to tell me to just go check their website.

Mark K. Kim
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