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Overclockers Australia: Linux Mandrake 7.0 - The Linux for Windows Users

Feb 11, 2000, 02:52 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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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