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Duke of URL: Linux Mandrake 7.0 x86 [Review]

Mar 06, 2000, 17:57 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Mandrake is a company that emerged pretty much out of nowhere. Very rarely does a Linux distribution ever hit as hard as Mandrake has. Along with Mandrake, KDE has emerged as a very solid operating environment, something once thought to be ludicrous in Linux. Don't like KDE? Take your pick from 5 other operating environments, including Gnome and Window Maker. Even though Mandrake is based on Redhat, it's great design, along with the currency of it's components put Redhat's distribution to shame...."

"Mandrake has always been helpful when I had questions, and for this I'm greatful! They've also offered drivers for the latest cards. That means GeForce, TNT2, Sound Blaster Live!, and much more. These are things other distribtions will only dream of supporting. Don't like to compile code and build the drivers for yourself? You don't need to here."

"Just as 6.0, this is Pentium and Pentium II/III optimized, but that's all right with me. This does; however, present a problem for low-end users who wish to use this distribution. Luckly, they still offer 5.3 on their site, which is not Pentium optimized, and will work fine on your fancy 486's. With the new kernel and the latest versions of all of most of the core components, things seem to operate a bit more smoothly than past releases."

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