PCBurn.com: Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64 Review

[ Thanks to Chris
for this link. ]

“For those of you expecting a rundown of all the features in
Mandrake 9.2 or a large number of screenshots, this is probably not
the right article for you. However, if you have an AMD64 box and
are looking to install a Linux distribution on it this just might
help you make a decision on what or what not to install. One of us
here at the `Burn actually has a job that involves working with
Mandrake boxes and tech support and would probably have a good idea
of the possible pitfalls and already know how to go about avoiding
them. Unfortunately, I am certainly not that person and I jumped
into this install just a little too enthusiastically and with
overly high expectations.

“The first thing that hit me when I booted the AMD64 Mandrake
Linux 9.2 CD was the fact that it uses a 2.4 series kernel. I know
some of you are already groaning or rationalizing that the 2.4
kernel would obviously be the most stable and tested kernel series
since 2.6.1 has only been recently released and there are still
many bugs yet to be fixed. If this was a distribution for x86, I
might be inclined to agree with you, but for an AMD64 box this just
isn’t so…”


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