"After reading a lot about Mandrake Linux and how easy it is for
Ms Windows users to adapt to, I thought I would try it out since I
was sick of the complexity of other distributions. After
downloading this distribution weighing in at around 650 MB I set
off to work installing it thinking my job would be very cryptic and
overall not fun to do. How wrong I was."
"Linux Mandrake 7.0 contains a new and enhanced graphical
installer that makes the old 6.1 installer look like your system
BIOS and was very intuitive making the Slick-Splash-Screen windows
users like me feel a little more at home. It is also optimised for
Pentium class x86 CPU's, which makes it a great choice for almost
all PC users...."
"Much praise is also in order for Mandrake concerning the
options they give users pertaining security. Security levels can be
set from paranoia to a blind guy running with a pair of
scissors. The installation asks you want you want to use you
box for as well, and selects the appropriate or most common
applications in the process if you so choose. There is always the
option to custom install which I recommend although the plethora of
applications you have to choose from becomes quite daunting, and
one miss click can undo what took you 10 minutes to decide. This is
the first release however, so an update is expected soon."
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