After spending an age downloading the 3 ISO images required to install Redhat 8.0, I wasted about a week trying to install the bugger. I burned about 8 CDs and hit just about every hitch you can imagine along the way: “cd 2 does not match cd 1″, “missing libraries on ISO image”, KDE desktop would not install, Gnome default desktop ran at a continuous 1.5 load … Then I went for Mandrake 9.0 (only 1 ISO required) which went like a charm without a single complaint.
(LinuxWorld) — Last week, we took an “unofficial” look at the Xandros 1.0 installation. This week, we are back on the straight-and-narrow — the “official” install comparo — with Mandrake 9.0 stepping into the spotlight. Can the Mandrake installation compare favorably to that of W2K and Windows XP and dethrone our defending champion, Red Hat 8.0? Let’s find out.