Mandrake Adventures Continued
Here is a small note on my continued adventures of Mandrake Linux....
Since I'm actively using this platform now for REBOL development, I've gone ahead and fixed some of the problems I mentioned earlier.
In case any of you have similar problems, here are the solutions I found:
The other problems still exist. The network freeze only happens every few hours. I am guessing that it might also be some kind of driver problem. If so, that's ironic because I've never seen Linux have any kind of ethernet driver problem in my 10 years of using it.
With regard to using Mandrake for development, as I've said before, the Mandrake folks really need to put more applications in the default installation. I've managed to download and build tools like GDB (which required that I download and build yet other library sources, etc.) but they really need to be there as the default. I realize that I am not their primary market (techies), but they need techies nevertheless on their side. The required apps (like SSH) are just not that large to warrant removing them from their standard distribution.