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LWN: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64

Jan 16, 2005, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ladislav Bodnar)

"Continuing with our review series of distributions for AMD64 processors, the next product we tested was the 64-bit edition of Mandrakelinux 10.1. Unlike the previous three distributions (see Debian on AMD64, Fedora Core 3 on AMD64 and Gentoo Linux on AMD64), Mandrakelinux 10.1 for X86-64 is not readily available for download, and even the Silver-level members of Mandrakeclub were only given access to the ISO images some 6 weeks after the official release on November 10th, 2004. That said, we noticed that, just before Christmas, the x86_64 directory on Mandrakelinux mirrors was populated with RPM packages together with a small installation ISO image, so rather than asking Mandrakesoft for a review copy, we opted for a network install instead..."

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