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Linux Answers: REVIEW: Caldera OpenLinux 2.3

Nov 28, 1999, 17:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by RobFenwick)

"There are a number of different theories amongst the larger Linux distributors regarding the number of CDs that their distribution should contain. Caldera have obviously had a recent change of mind in this area - OpenLinux, which previously shipped with 2 CDs, has acquired a third friend - a new 'Windows Tools & Commercial Packages' CD-ROM has joined the fold."

"Caldera's previously unique LIZARD graphical installation utility has been upgraded in OpenLinux 2.3. It still incorporates the best mouse detection routine currently in operation, and it's the only one we've come across that can automatically detect that our serial mouse is connected to the /dev/ttyS1, and not S0, or as installers more commonly believe, our redundant PS/2 port."

"LIZARD lists more monitors in its setup routine than any other installer, and correctly set up our ASTVision 4L. Automagic sound card detection is new to Lizard, and that also had no problems with our ESS sound card. OpenLinux is marketed as 'Linux for business', and so received criticism in the past for being bundled with a boot manager that could not dual boot with Windows NT. Powerquest's boot magic is still bundled with OpenLinux, but LILO support has been integrated into the LIZARD installation routine to get round the 'no go NT' problem."

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