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PCTalk.org: Linux Mandrake 8.0 review and installation guide

Apr 28, 2001, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Jay for this link. ]

"The install setup is very similar to the Mandrake 7.x series, but with a newer, fresher look and some different options. The install has four different skins available, Purple, Green, Grey and Blue."

"...Just select Linux and load it up, it's easy. Mandrake has totally changed the booting up in Linux. It is all graphical with no text, and much improved over Aurora that was used in 7.2 Very nice looking and unintimidating new users. Once Linux has booted up, simply enter your login, password and choose the window manager you want to use. I started by logging into Gnome. A window popped up asking me several questions about Nautilus/Eazel which basically consisted of pushing the next button a few times, after that, everthing was ready to go. Next I tried out KDE, it loaded up and worked fine with no issues what-so-ever."

"My first task was to setup internet connection sharing for my home LAN. I clicked on the Mandrake Control Center Icon located on the desktop, a window opened up. I clicked Internet ---> Internet connection sharing, and voila!, everything configured it self, taking no more than 2 mintues. Within about 25-30 minutes, I had Mandrake 8 installed and setup as a server for interent connection sharing for my home LAN. I must admit that I am very impressed with Mandrakes latest distribution, and considering the myriad of programs that come with it, you'l be able to do everything you'll ever need to do."

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