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ShowMeLinux.com: WinLinux 2000 Review

Dec 05, 2000, 21:44 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allan Dante)

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"WinLinux 2000 is an interesting product. The idea behind it is good: Install a Linux OS using your existing DOS partition and use a Windows installation and configuration program to do it, reading system information about your hardware that Windows has already been able to gather to help take the guesswork out of things."

"The installation of the Linux system itself is fairly straight forward. It followed the usual Windows installation wizard style. The only question I would have about it is, if it has to be installed in a directory called \Linux then why not simply ask for the drive to be installed to? Instead, I have to enter a drive and path... but am informed the path will be ignored anyway. It could be confusing for some people, but life will go on."

"Where it starts to falter is in the configuration stage. While it is supposed to gather information about your machine's settings from Windows, it was unable to detect my video, network, or sound card on it's own. The sound card I expected since it has not had a history of working in Linux (thought it would have been nice had it known something I haven't managed to figure out yet). However, my ATI Mach64-based video card and D-Link network adapter are known to work so I was a little disapointed with that. It did discover my PS/2 mouse, keyboard, and time zone correctly, though."

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