I recently installed Mandrake 2005 LE Micro on one of my machines, and it's my first real attempt at linux admin.
what I would like to do is setup mandrake to do most of the things that I've got going on windows (watching .nsv streams, using DC++, music, movies, etc.) and see what unique features it has to offer.
the snags I've hit so far are:
1. no C compiler (I read one thread that suggested a re-install but unfortunately I've already installed all pkgs on the Micro disc.)
2. no media player (thanks to above I have not been able to install any of the media players I've found.)
3. No desktop environment (while I'm becoming more accustomed to the terminal I would eventually like to set up an osX or even winXP -like environment.)
on a side note, is it worth it to get the retail version of Mandrake, or can I get those features for free with reasonable effort?