__/ [Valentin Guillen] on Saturday 24 December 2005 08:08 \__
> On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 07:18:30 +0000, Betamax_man wrote:
>> Well, as there have not been any replies in over three weeks, SuSE 10 is
>> dumped. If Novell can't provide support for LCD monitors they don't
>> deserve to be in the market place!! Have now installed Free Mandriva 2006.
>> Doesn't look quite as good as SuSE but...
>> Mandriva works.
> Ah....You've found something that works for your needs. That's great!
> And what'w even better is that it's *STILL* GNU/Linux!
> I happen to think that there is no *best* linux; rather, there are
> different distributions which can or might be best for individual needs
> and preferences.
> I'm sure you'll be happy with it, because when all is said and done, there
> is only *one* Linux, with differing ways in which it is implemented. I'm
> quite sure there will be aspects of Mandriva you really prefer, and
> aspects which you see and understand to be more to your liking in any
> other distribution, but it's wonderful that you have *choice!*
I used Mandrake in the past. The experience was similar to that of SuSE
(no YaST in Mandriva IIRC), so I am sure you will be more than comfortable
moving to SuSE, Red Hat or even Kubuntu whenever you wish to do so in the
future. You found a GNU/Linux distribution that suits you, which is great.
Have you tried the stable SuSE 9.3? Maybe it is something to try over your
If it makes you feel any better, I have recently seen Windows installa-
tions that could not detect monitors properly, which led to flickering at
>600x800. I also saw Ubuntu struggling with resolution at times. I think
Ubuntu notorious for that because I get hundreds of hits on my site for
the search term 'ubuntu resolution'.