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Mandrake.Tips: Review of Mandrake 10.0 Download Edition

Mar 11, 2004, 23:00 (15 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to aRTee for this link. ]

"Last week I jumped to the opportunity to get my hands on the Community Edition of Mandrake 10.0 via Bittorrent as soon as Mandrake made that news known. There are 4 discs, 3 in the normal Community edition, and a 4th one, extra for clubmembers; this one was likely necessary since the mirrors were not up yet and this would mean no one would have access to the various rpms that are normally in the 'contrib' repository. All discs are approximately 700MB. To see which programs are part of the 3cd Community edition, please check distrowatch.

"Mandrake have their own page describing the main features of Mandrake Linux 10.0 and there's also the complete list of the actual packages that the Community Edition sports. To just mention the most important and interesting features:

  • "Kernel 2.6.3
  • "KDE 3.2
  • "XFree 4.3

"Arguably, the 2.6 kernel series is the next best thing since sliced bread. Well, you won't hear any counterarguments from me..."

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