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AboutLinux.com: Distribution War III.3: Mandrake 7.0

Apr 07, 2000, 13:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Henning)

[ Thanks to Bill Henning for this link. ]

I've added Mandrake 7.0 to my distribution comparison (also includes Corel Linux Deluxe, RedHat 6.1, SuSE 6.3 and Caldera 2.3 - I will be adding newer distributions as I get & review them).

See http://AboutLinux.com/art_distro5_a.html for the full monty...

"I recently reviewed Mandrake Linux 7.0; so it's time to publish a new head-to-head comparison between distributions - the Third Distribution War (revision 3) if you will."

"A couple of readers have suggested that I revise the scoring; they felt that I was sometimes awarding scores that were too high. I can understand why they would think that: over time, as the distributions have gotten better, the scores have gotten rather high..."

"Since I did not want to award scores higher than 10, I decided to scale the previous results by multiplying them by 0.9, after which I made some minor adjustments to Corel's X11 score. This allows some headroom for newer distributions to score higher in categories where older releases already scored very highly. Under the new scale a it is almost impossible to get a '10'."

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