LWN: Mandrakelinux 10.1 on AMD64

“Continuing with our review series of distributions for AMD64
processors, the next product we tested was the 64-bit edition of
Mandrakelinux 10.1. Unlike the previous three distributions (see
Debian on AMD64, Fedora Core 3 on AMD64 and Gentoo Linux on AMD64),
Mandrakelinux 10.1 for X86-64 is not readily available for
download, and even the Silver-level members of Mandrakeclub were
only given access to the ISO images some 6 weeks after the official
release on November 10th, 2004. That said, we noticed that, just
before Christmas, the x86_64 directory on Mandrakelinux mirrors was
populated with RPM packages together with a small installation ISO
image, so rather than asking Mandrakesoft for a review copy, we
opted for a network install instead…”

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