ZDNet: Icepack Linux [Review]
Mar 15, 2001, 08:42 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Squarely targeting consumer Windows users who want to give
Linux a try, the $25 Icepack Linux provides a usable installation
wizard complete with a partition resizer, a colorful and
configurable GUI, and excellent hardware recognition. It supports
neither dynamic IP addresses nor floppy-based bootups, but
otherwise it delivers a reasonable introduction to Linux."
"Any Linux making such an effort -- as Corel and Redhat Linux
do, for instance -- must provide a graphical installation routine
with clear instructions, strong hardware recognition, a
non-intimidating drive-partitioning utility, a bootup directly into
a very friendly X Window System, easily configured network settings
(including modems and network cards), and equally easy mounting of
existing floppy, hard, and removable drives."
"These are high demands, and most Linux distributions fumble the
ball at one point or another. Icepack Linux does better than most,
and for that it deserves kudos. It is easier to install than
several others, and generally easier to configure, and it
recognizes hardware quite capably...."