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Linux Orbit: Making Linux Work in the Workplace: Installing Linux Mandrake 7.1

Oct 27, 2000, 06:37 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terril West)

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"This installment will cover the most effective way to become an Open Source office, installing an Open Source operating system. We will compare the installation of the familiar Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 against a popular Linux distribution, Linux Mandrake 7.1. This week's column will not compare the pros and cons of the operating systems themselves, that kind of comparison would go far beyond the scope of this small, weekly column. Instead we will focus solely on the installation process itself, leaving the rest to be compared in upcoming columns."

"The reasoning behind using Mandrake for our comparison, instead of one of the many other Linux distributions, goes as follows: Mandrake's graphical installation is easily grasped by first-timers and those unfamiliar with *NIX in general. Admittedly, Corel Linux has an easier installation process than Mandrake, but it is generally considered the most watered-down of all the Linux distributions. Using Mandrake gives us the benefit of the slick install, plus afterwards, you basically have a Red Hat system with lots of spit and polish. Now let's get to installing!"

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