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Linux Magazine: eDesktop: A User's Dream [Review of Caldera OpenLinux 2.4 on a ThinkPad]

Jul 29, 2000, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)

"As good as the installation programs in various Linux distributions have become lately, this incarnation of eDesktop's Lizard is still notable. Unlike the one in Caldera OpenLinux 2.3, this version properly set up Linux on an IBM ThinkPad 1452 to use its built-in sound chip and completely power down the system after a shutdown. The installation still handles converting a Windows system into a dual-boot Windows/Linux system."

"A full installation on our ThinkPad system took 1.3 GB of drive space but included: development tools; an autoplay music-CD applet; Sun's Java Development Kit 1.2.2; Netscape Communicator 4.72; a PalmPilot-synchronizing application; several text editors including the popular nedit; and numerous graphics programs like GIMP 1.1.3. That 1.3 GB doesn't include the commercial programs in the package, such as StarOffice 5.1A, PerfectBackup+ 6.2, and Applixware 4.4.2."

"The most important eDesktop feature from a system administrator's viewpoint is Webmin, an open source, browser-based system-administration tool that Caldera developed and used first on its eServer product. Webmin makes it easy to control almost any configuration detail of either a local or a remote system."

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