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Signal Ground: Phat Linux 3.3 Review

Jan 29, 2001, 20:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Moran)

[ Thanks to Ken Treis for this link. ]

"The other day a plain brown envelope arrived on my doorstep from Sandusky, Ohio. Upon opening up the package, I found a single CDROM in a clear transparent sleeve which was labeled Phat Linux v.3.3. No introductory letter, no reviewer's guide and no manual. Just a single, lonely CDROM. After getting reams of paperwork, discs, books, stickers, etc. from other distributions, this one was as bare bones as you can get and completely free of marketing hype/BS."

"Obviously, the people from Phat Linux expected things to be self-explanatory and to go pretty smoothly. Otherwise, they would of included some instructions, right? This distribution's ease of installation, configuration and use will be reviewed here. Proceed to find out how things went!"

"The only thing I really knew about Phat Linux before I started this review was that they seemed to be targeting Windows users. The big attraction to this distribution seemed to be that it didn't require repartitioning of your hard drive. So if you already were running Windows and wanted to satisfy your Linux curiosity, this distribution might be a good choice."

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