"The install setup is very similar to the Mandrake 7.x series,
but with a newer, fresher look and some different options. The
install has four different skins available, Purple, Green, Grey and
"...Just select Linux and load it up, it's easy. Mandrake has
totally changed the booting up in Linux. It is all graphical with
no text, and much improved over Aurora that was used in 7.2 Very
nice looking and unintimidating new users. Once Linux has booted
up, simply enter your login, password and choose the window manager
you want to use. I started by logging into Gnome. A window popped
up asking me several questions about Nautilus/Eazel which basically
consisted of pushing the next button a few times, after that,
everthing was ready to go. Next I tried out KDE, it loaded up and
worked fine with no issues what-so-ever."
"My first task was to setup internet connection sharing for my
home LAN. I clicked on the Mandrake Control Center Icon located on
the desktop, a window opened up. I clicked Internet --->
Internet connection sharing, and voila!, everything configured it
self, taking no more than 2 mintues. Within about 25-30 minutes, I
had Mandrake 8 installed and setup as a server for interent
connection sharing for my home LAN. I must admit that I am very
impressed with Mandrakes latest distribution, and considering the
myriad of programs that come with it, you'l be able to do
everything you'll ever need to do."
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