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OSNews: Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 Review

Mar 26, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Olsen)

"Running on Apple's well-built laptops, YDL makes an outstanding portable Linux. My 500 MHz iBook was feeling left out since it can't run the latest Quartz Extreme graphics in Mac OS X. YDL 3.0 gives it a fresh life.

"I'll offer some thoughts on YDL 3.0 after about a day of use, and give my reasons for giving Linux a place alongside the equally Unix-y Mac OS X.

"I paid heavily for getting YDL 3.0 a couple of weeks before everyone else: it cost $60 for a YDL.net account, plus $30 for six months of 'YDL.net Enhanced.' YDL.net is a modest bonus for Yellow Dog Linux customers, providing a 'lifetime' e-mail account with a qualifying purchase. You can also buy an account separately.

"The enhanced version is a subscription arrangement with one key benefit: early access to YDL releases. It costs $5 a month for the subscription, with the money collected six months in advance..."

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