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PCWorld: Mandrake 6.1 Flattens the Linux Learning Curve

Nov 10, 1999, 22:37 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juha Saarinen)

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"Linux Mandrake 6.1 is similar to Red Hat Linux, but it's easier to set up and use...."

"Linux Mandrake 6.1 has been optimized for Pentium-class CPUs and comes with cutting-edge versions of the Linux kernel (2.13 prerelease 7), the KDE interface (version 1.1.2), a recent version of the GNOME graphical user environment, the PGCC compiler, and version 3.3.5 of the XFree86 graphics subsystem, which supports a long list of graphics cards. Because of the Pentium-optimized kernel, Mandrake won't run on 386- or 486-class computers. But this won't be a problem for most users, and otherwise, Mandrake's hardware compatibility list is impressive--as good as Red Hat's...."

"Once installed, the KDE graphical user interface is neatly set up with desktop shortcuts, system utilities, and programs. And we loved the slick, easy-to-use update applet, Mandrake Update, which lets you keep your Linux system current with just a few mouse clicks."

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