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Windows User Friendly Phat Linux v3.2 released

Oct 21, 1999, 00:46 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader Cameron Cooper writes: ]

"Phat Linux version 3.2 has been released. In response to user requests, Phat Linux has been tweaked to satisfy everyone's needs. Once Phat Linux v3.2 is installed and booted, users can begin to use KDE a popular desktop enviroment, PCMCIA and sound cards can quickly be enabled, PPP can be configured with KPPP (a popular program similar to Windows Dialup Networking), users can use their ICQ account with the popular ICQ clone licq, listen to their favorite MP3s with the winamp-like program XMMS, use Gaim to access their Aol Instant Messanger account, along with much more.

Phat Linux is a distribution of Linux that will run on a DOS partition. This is a really nice feature for users who want to run Linux but for any reason can't or do not want to repartition their hard drive. It was one of the first of the "Linux on DOS" distributions, and it was the first to have a Windows based installation. It remains the most widely used because the developers are always watching out for what users want, and making updates often. Phat Linux is recognized over other distributions in it's class for being the most mature becuase it has been around the longest. Phat Linux also boasts the easiest installation. With the setup program, all the user needs to do is select the drive on which to install, and let it go.

A screenshot of the setup program is avaiable at: http://www.phatlinux.com/sshot.jpg.

Phat Linux is available for download at http://www.phatlinux.com. The download is somewhat large and can take a long time to download on a modem connection. CDs are available on the website if users desire to obtain them.

The Phat Linux website is located at http://www.phatlinux.com.

More information on v3.2 is available at http://www.phatlinux.com/v32.html."