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OSNews: Review of Mandrake Linux ProSuite Edition 9.0

Nov 22, 2002, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)

"MandrakeSoft and Pearson Education sent us over a copy of their latest 'pro' edition of the popular Linux Mandrake 9.0. We already wrote a review about Linux Mandrake 9.0, so this is going to be a review of the ProSuite deal specifically and what you get for $199 USD RPP (easily found for around $175 USD in the market)...

"The ProSuite Edition is effectively the Download Edition but with the Server installation CDs, plus a few more CDs with freely available software, a manual, and 90 days of installation web support. It includes phone support for 5 incidents valid 60 days, but again, only for the instrallation part.

"And this is where exactly my problem lies. It is just not enough to only support the installation. I mean, it is not 1995 anymore and the Linux installation methods are not as arcane as they used to be. I wrote the exact same thing about our review of Red Hat 8.0 Professional boxset review a month ago. Throwing a zillion packages on some CDs (and some are untested or don't work properly) and only support the installation, it just doesn't cut it..."

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