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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 link. ]

"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..."

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