"Linux-Mandrake 7.2 was released for download on October 30,
2000. A person may purchase this distribution from a local computer
store, mail order house, download it from the MandrakeSoft ftp site
(or mirror site), or copy it from a friend. We purchased the
Linux-Mandrake 7.2 Complete version from a computer store."
"There are four CDs each labeled incrementally 1 through 4. A
boot disk is also included in the package. A thin manual is
included as a "Quick Start Guide" and a thicker manual is a "User's
Guide." An 8.5" x 11" red sheet of paper was also included. This
was a warning message that MandrakeSoft publishes LM 7.2 following
the GPL. However, the electronic books are protected by a different
"While we actually installed LM 7.2 on five or six different
systems...our main test system for this article was an AMD Duron
700 MHz housed on an Epox EP-8KTA2 motherboard, including 128 MB
PC133 SDRAM, 20 GB UDMA 66 Hard Drive, TNT2 video card. A DVD ROM
drive was attached to the secondary channel. Just for fun, we
included a USB video camera. We also wanted to insert in a few
comments about the dual FC-PGA and AMD 760 systems. These were
removed during editing. Instead, we will add our comments to the
hardware reviews of the products."
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