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Fancella: Mandrake 10.0 [Review]

Jul 06, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Fancella)

[ Thanks to Dave Fancella for this link. ]

"Probably the most important question that needs to be answered is 'Why should I upgrade?' Whenever I read a review of some piece of software that's always the first question I have. The version I'm using now works fine, why should I upgrade? The reasons I upgraded to Mandrake 10 are simple, and they are these:

  • "Linux 2.6. I was already running a custom built 2.6 series kernel, but I wanted one built by Mandrake. I'm not very good with kernel building. I wanted the 2.6 kernel because it uses ALSA natively, and for the new O(N) scheduler, and of course the lower-latency rewrites. What I really needed a Mandrake built kernel for was so I could have an alsa sequencer device that didn't require rebooting to a 2.4 series kernel to play the DVD player..."

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