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ExtremeTech: Review: Mandrake Linux 9.0

Oct 22, 2002, 07:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Masinick)

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"Mandrake Linux 9.0 from MandrakeSoft has established a reputation for being one of the easiest to install and user-friendly Linux distribution (often called a distro) on the market. That reputation is well deserved, and the latest release continues to improve on what has been previously offered. Like SuSE 8.1, Mandrake 9.0 has excellent documentation, designed with the beginner in mind, allowing the inexperienced or potential Linux user to easily install a system.

"Mandrake is particularly appealing because a person who is unfamiliar with Linux software can learn a little at a time with this distribution, yet Mandrake still offers features that the experienced user and administrator will also appreciate. Mandrake offers a complete graphical interface through which the user will learn to manipulate and use the system while learning more and more, much like Windows would be to someone newly initiated to the PC.

"The documentation is so good and the community of users so helpful that further support is rarely necessary..."

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