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iMacLinux.net: Review: Yellow Dog Linux 2.2

Apr 02, 2002, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Oliver Reisch)

[ Thanks to Marc Bintener for this link. ]

"My usual work machine is a May 2001 iBook and as many iBook users will remember, previous version of Yellow Dog Linux have been hard to cope with on this machine, so I was eager to know whether the situation had improved.

"So I put CD 1 into my CD drive and booted right of it. After a few seconds, yaboot came up with a choice of install kernels. I simply opted for the default GUI install as most users will probably do. The graphical installation program came up without trouble and I chose to go for a detailed, expert install.

"The installer didn't change much since YDL 2.1. It's simple but robust and very intuitive. Users shouldn't find any problems going through the install process, although they will have to specify a series of options, such as the keyboard layout, time zone, and so on. One new option I noticed was the ability to enable accelerated graphics for the XFree 4.2 UI server. This will come in handy for all those that need more graphics power for OpenGL..."

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