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OSNews: A Short Review of CollegeLinux 2.5

Jan 06, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Arvin)

"The aim of this experimental Linux distribution is to provide to the student population at large an operating system that is easy to install and use and provides an alternative to the traditional commercial operating systems. CollegeLinux is a Slackware derived Linux (2.4.23) distribution on a single CD that weighs in at 600 MB.

"CollegeLinux uses a pseudo text based install procedure. It's fairly easy, but provides very little in the way of customization (e.g. no package selection). I installed it on an older Athlon 550 machine with Linux friendly hardware. The installation seemed to complete without incident. However, I could not access the CD ROM without editing the fstab file. Overall, the installation was fairly easy but some users may get confused during the partitioning and boot loader phases..."

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