Re: Lots of questions!
On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 13:32:36 GMT, Erik wrote:[color=blue]
> I'm new to linux and have a lot of questions. Hope you can answer some of
> I first installed Mandrake 9.1 with KDE, then uninstalled it and installed
> Red Hat 9 with both KDE and Gnome, but i cant really understand what the
> diffrence is between Mandrake and Red Hat...[/color]
Have you looked at the distro site's documentation.
> The only thing i noticed was that mandrake was much slower when you open
> programs. And it looked a bit diffrence, but not much when i used KDE on
Each release of a distro tries to be better than the other distro's
release. RH may have the more up todate vidio driver. This time.
September's release of MD maybe faster than RH.
> What is the diffrence?[/color]
They are about the same based on your requirements.
> Do you use the same command in te terminal window with both the distro's?[/color]
One the whole, distro specfic configuration commands excluded, yes.
> Should i bother to install Suse and see how that looks like, or is that
> waste of time?[/color]
That is your call. You have to deside what fits your requirements.
> Will program work for both versions?[/color]
> If i deside to use Red Hat. What GUI should i choose? KDE or Gnome?[/color]
The one which you find easier to use and modify.
> most program work on both, or do they only work on one of them?[/color]
Yes, most do.
> Does it mather what user interface i choose?[/color]
Yes, the one which fits your needs.
> How is the system buildt up?[/color]
By the installer using a rpm package manager.
> When you install a program, where is is put then?[/color]
Where the rpm you are loading indicates where it is to reside.
> Is it like windows, that the program put some files in a install
> directory, some in the system registry, and the rest in the
No registery. Yes, config files can be installed in the /etc directory.
> Or is
> it like the old DOS? You can run it directly without installing them.[/color]
The distro's rpm puts the files where the rpm indicates where they
are to reside. If you load a tar archive, you install it where the
README indicates, or you can install it where you want.
> What is the best method to install programs? Using rpm or tar.gz?[/color]
For you, rpm. tar if one does not exists.
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Re: Lots of questions!
Bit Twister wrote:[color=blue]
>> Should i bother to install Suse and see how that looks like, or is that
>> waste of time?[/color][/color]
between red hat and suse you will find a difference and you will find
that some programs written for linux will only work on red hat something
to do with paths and file names.