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Ext2: Caldera 2.2: The New Newbie Choice

Jul 24, 1999, 16:37 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arthur H. Johnson II)

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"Caldera has always been a good choice for a Linux distribution, but now it is going straight for the throat of the biggest ignored audience out there, the home desktop arena. No other distribution out there has made serious attempts at this market in a commercial arena." "I started with a machine that Linuxberg recently acquired from our Windows sister ( site. It had your typical 133 MHz Pentium, 64 megs of ram, ViRGE 4 meg card, a CTX VL700 monitor, a 3COM Ethernet card, Microsoft Intellimouse, standard keyboard, IDE 4 meg HDD, 16x CDROM, and floppy drive. As you can see, this is a no frills cheap computer." "I set the boot mode to CDROM and inserted the CD into the drive. It booted up like a champ and I was amazed at the new interface for the setup. I installed 1.3 a while ago, and was pleasantly surprised since at the time it was the only mainstream distribution to carry KDE as its default at the time. This new installation interface reminded me of KDE, and that really pleased me since I am a huge KDE advocate. It was a very familiar feel."

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