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PC World: MandrakeSoft Makes Linux Easy

Jul 27, 2000, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juha Saarinen)

"So you're not a fan of Windows' "blue screen of death." Maybe you just hate Windows in general. Or maybe you're a simply a rebel at heart. Whatever the reason, you're ready to take the leap and give Linux a go."

"But which Linux? One nice thing about this open-source operating system is that you're permitted to use, distribute, and copy the source code. (Just try to do that with Windows.) As a result, Linux comes in dozens of different flavors called distributions, each with its own collection of software and management tools."

"We looked at one of the most popular distributions, the recently updated Linux-Mandrake from MandrakeSoft. Version 7.1 places an emphasis on user-friendliness and includes tools to gently ease you into your first Linux experience."

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