"Linux Mandrake has been my distribution of choice for quite
some time now. The Red Hat-with-some-stuff-added moniker has been
peeled away and Mandrake is now standing tall against the
competition. Mandrake's primary aim seems to be combating the
difficulty of installation/use complaints that have plagued Linux.
These guys are up to the challenge. Their graphical
installation is one of the best, and the configuration tools and
update utility make maintenance simple. The ability to begin
installation from Windows and easily resize your existing FAT
partition allows current Microsoft customers to experience Linux
without worry. Now, with the release of the Linux Mandrake 7.2 beta
(currently beta 2), it appears the good folks at Mandrake aim to
make your Linux experience even more pleasurable."
"The first thing I should point out is that this article is a
preview review. While shaping up nicely, Mandrake 7.2 is definitely
not for daily use. You should only install the Mandrake 7.2 beta if
you're interested in running a bleeding-edge distribution and don't
mind sacrificing stability. That's right, even our favorite OS can
have bugs, and 7.2 definitely has it's share...."
"Many of the Mandrake specific configuration tools have been
revamped in 7.2. DrakConfig, the front end to the individual
configuration tools, has simply undergone cosmetic changes. On the
other hand, Mandrake Update seems to have undergone a complete
rewrite. The layout is different, and installing developmental
updates from Mandrake's Cooker is now supported. This is not
recommended for your average user, but should prove useful for
developers. HardDrake, the automatic hardware detection and
configuration tool, now probes for a wider variety of devices;
including joysticks, scanners, tape drives, and TV cards.
Unfortunately, one tool that worked previously now appears to be
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.