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GnuLinux.com: Visitor [Eric Lee Green] Opinion on Linux Distributions

Jun 13, 2000, 16:34 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lee Green)

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"I have used Caldera 2.4, Red Hat 6.2, Mandrake 7.0, TurboLinux (forget which version), Debian, SuSE 6.x, and briefly looked at Corel Linux."

"Corel Linux is an excellent new user distro, but has the disadvantage that it cannot (easily) use the large amount of software available in 'rpm' format. It also doesn't contain a lot of the neat Internet-related twists of Caldera 2.4, and is looking somewhat aged now (it has not been refreshed recently)."

"Caldera 2.4 is an excellent Internet workstation. ... The only problem I've had with Caldera 2.4, as a home user, is that Netscape is unstable on Caldera 2.4. ... Caldera also won't run GNOME software, but the average new user will not miss it because StarOffice and Netscape Communicator solve 99% of what the average new user wants from an OS, and KDE solves the rest."

"Mandrake started out as an easier-to-use version of Red Hat Linux that included KDE rather than GNOME as the standard desktop. Their KDE setup is still much better than Red Hat's. As a home user desktop it is probably preferable to Red Hat Linux. On the other hand, Caldera's pre-configured Internet software definitely makes Caldera easier for the average new user..."

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