OfB.biz: Shuttling Along: A Second Look at the SB62G2
Jan 14, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)
[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this
"As promised in part 1 of this review, this time around we will
consider the software side of the Shuttle XPC SB62G2, a system we
named our product of the year for 2003. The Shuttle is an excellent
little machine, as we noted last time, but there is still that one
important detail that needs to be considered: how well does it work
with GNU/Linux? That is what I will attempt to overview below.
"In our tests, we tried two different distributions--Mandrake
Linux and a variant of Debian GNU/Linux. Both systems successfully
installed on the system without any issues and worked well with all
of the included hardware.
"Mandrake Linux, as we stated in the first article, is included
with the SB62G2. The version included appears to be essentially the
same as the retail Discovery Edition of Mandrake Linux 9.2. It
worked very well in our tests and, like the Discovery Edition,
provided a streamlined installer, task-oriented menu structure and
pre-installed Macromedia Flash..."