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NewsForge: Review: Kate OS 2.0

May 11, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Preston ST. Pierre)

"Kate is a lightweight, free GNU/Linux distribution from Poland released with the goal of allowing people to play games, watch movies, listen to music, and surf the Web. While it does do these tasks, it requires a lot of handholding, manual configuration, and knowledge on a user's part. A single-CD install (with an optional second CD) is all it takes to get you up and running with Kate, but you may need to have a computer nerd handy for the setup.

"I burned both CDs before installing Kate, as I wanted the development packages included on the second CD. Most people won't need this CD, but if you are interested in compiling your own programs you should burn it to make life easier..."

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