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Andovernews: Linux-Mandrake is Both Easy and Versatile

Aug 16, 1999, 22:19 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

[ Thanks to Jacques Le Marois for this link. ]

"But now I've discovered Linux-Mandrake, which is almost exactly like Red Hat except that it's slightly easier to install, includes more applications on the CDs included in the retail distribution, and costs less. So I have switched from Red Hat to Mandrake, and if you are new to Linux (and even if you're not), you may find that Mandrake suits you, too."

"I don't mind cribbing from Mandrake, because Mandrake has cribbed from Red Hat. In fact, Mandrake 6.0 is Red Hat 6.0 with only a few features added to differentiate it from the original product. If I worked for Red Hat, I'd grind my teeth every time I saw a Mandrake CD, but under the rules of Open Source software, there is nothing the Red Hat people can do to stop Mandrake from reusing their work as long as they don't infringe on any Red Hat copyrights."

"Caldera Systems' OpenLinux is about as easy to install as Mandrake, but does not offer as many options."

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