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TechRepublic: The virtues of MaxOS, a new Linux distribution: Part 2

Jul 22, 2000, 18:07 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Danen)

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"In our first segment, the executives of Alta Terra, the company that created MaxOS, explained the reasons for creating a new distribution for Linux. ... In this second installment, they explain additional features of MaxOS and discuss the direction they hope the distribution will take in the future."

"[VD:] How would MaxOS handle dual-booting with a current Windows install? Does it set it up on the fly?

[DD:] As soon as you install, you reboot, and a dual-boot screen comes up and asks which operating system would you like: MaxOS or Windows? You can scroll up and down and pick whichever one you want. As an aside, I see our future in the multiplayer gaming market. That's where MaxOS really shines. I think there are more and more [games] coming in the future, whether it's overâ€"well, not just over the Webâ€"but you, me, and three other guys get together and hook up our computers Friday night and we blast it till Sunday, right? (Laughs.)"

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