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TweakHound: Mandrake 9.0, A "Newbie"ginning

Nov 22, 2002, 22:00 (19 Talkback[s])

"With all the hoopla surrounding Linux lately I wanted to give it a try. Several people told me that for a newbie Mandrake was the way to go. As luck would have it MandrakeSoft was about to release their newest version, 9.0. I requested a copy to review from them and it was here in less than a week. A big thank you to the team at MandrakeSoft for the CD's and for their help.

"Let me make a couple of things clear from the start of this review. With the exception of one Unix class which was actually run from a Linux server, I am a total noob when it comes to Linux. I have watched others use it. I even spent a few minutes using an older version of another distro but that doesn't even qualify as being familiar with Linux. I am also NOT a Microsoft hater. I happen to like Windows XP. That is not however an endorsement of MS policies or practices. This review will focus on a newbies first experience with Mandrake 9.0 and I will compare and contrast it directly to Windows XP. I have used Mandrake 9.0 for two weeks now. That out of the way, let's get started..."

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