"PHATLinux, the name alone is an indication of what kind of
experience you are in for when using and installing this
distribution. This is by far one of the most pleasant experiences
with installing a distribution of Linux that we have ever had.
At only 180 Mb for the download this is one small Linux
(comparably), but it does come with most of the essentials
"...The installation routine went flawlessly and without a
hitch. At GNULinux we usually cover the installation routine in
depth, but (and this was a welcome surprise) there was really
nothing that needed to be done. We were booted into Linux running
KDE within 15 minutes of starting."
"One of the more daunting tasks facing new Linux users is
partitioning a hard drive and setting up the partitions for Linux.
There are HOWTO's and whole sites setup just for this subject
(GNULinux.com has a whole section on this as well). PHATLinux
eliminates the need for any type of partitioning and runs from
within your current Windows partition. While this is somewhat
slower, to most users this won't be too big of a problem, and by no
means takes away from the experience. Another good thing about this
distribution is that it has a Windows based installer, which makes
the transition even easier. The creators of this distribution are
constantly striving to improve it, which shows throughout the
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