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NewsForge: Mandrake 9.0 vs. Mandrake 8.2 For New Linux Users

Oct 04, 2002, 09:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

[ Thanks to candieprune for this link. ]

"This article concentrates on describing a basic Mandrake 9.0 installation and setup from a new user's viewpoint, using nothing but default settings all the way through. I've also tossed in a few notes on how Mandrake 9.0 differs from Mandrake 8.2 and other previous Mandrake releases.

"The test laptop is a ThinkPad T20, a pleasant, well-aged 'mid-range' machine known to run Linux well without any tweaking. The only peripheral attached as I start my installation is an SMC 'EZ Connect' Wireless PC Card, Model No. SMC2632W, another device that has already proved to be Linux-capable. I'm using a 'download' version of Mandrake 9.0 supplied on preburned CDs by linux-download-cds.com..."

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