Mandrake 9.1 released...........with Rendezvous support

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by vniow, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Bamboo) was just released today and one of the many improvements is the inclusion of Apple's Rendezvous technology (from a review here, 2nd page 2nd paragraph)

    Press release

    Feature list
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040


    Dec 29, 2001
    yeah its there own network thing based on zeroconf

    I'd run linux but why when OSX is to good
  3. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Mandrake recently filed for bankruptcy protection. This is one distro that will probably die. The linux market is way too saturated.
  4. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    someone told me that redhat is dying too, that I should switch to SuSe. Anyone heard this type of thing?
  5. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    mandrake may be having some problems financially, but they have consistently put out a quality linux product. hopefully it does NOT die. its one of those distros that consistently keeps other distro companies on their toes.

    the main problem with mandrake is it doesnt exactly fit a category of linux. it tries to be a business AND enduser based linux, but suffers from the lack of clarity in that model. its already got stiff competition in the business world from SuSE and RedHat, and the endusers generally go for something more technical without the ease of use features such as Gentoo or Slackware. Its a line that shouldn't be ridden.
  6. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    does anyone know what rendezvous services it supports? i was surprised to find that 10.2 only supports chat/filesharing/websharing. i'd love to be able to share my printer/ftp over rendezvous. i have to use jrendezvous to register extra services in 10.2 (streaming audio), does mandrake include something better, or am i going about it the hard way in osx?
  7. yzedf macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2002
    Rendezvous is Apple's implementation of ZeroConf, to rid the world of Apple Talk once and for all.

    Mandrake is not dying. They are a French company, and the laws there are not the same as the US in regards to bankruptcy. Neither is RedHat; they are probably stronger and more focused than before. Both have cut stupid spending, and turned their business' into something viable.

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