TheLinuxGurus.org: Mandrake 7.1 Download Version [Review]
Jun 20, 2000, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Getting Linux onto the hard drive is only half the battle,
then you have to configure and tweak it to your liking and this
step can take much longer. Thankfully Mandrake makes this
easy. On both systems Mandrake properly detected all of my
equipment and set it up with the exception of the TV tuner card.
Mandrake includes no software to use the TV tuner card and I hope
in future releases they will include video capture software to
utilize my TV tuner card...."
"Mandrake has made improvements with the desktop setup of GNOME
and KDE. Both now use the same menu system, so, wherever a program
is located in the KDE menus it will be located in the GNOME menus
at the same spot. This is a very welcome change as I always hate
switching between environments having to remember where in your
menu system a program is listed."
"The ReiserFS is wonderful! It is a journaling file system and
so allows a quick startup after a power failure or incomplete
shutdown. The first thing I did after installing with the reiserFS
was cut power without shutting down first. Upon reboot checking the
drives took all of 3 seconds instead of five minutes. With Mandrake
your /boot can also be formated as a ReiserFS."