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LittleWhiteDog.com: Installing Mandrake8.0: A Newbie's Guide to Freedom

May 12, 2001, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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This is a pocket guide to installing Mandrake with a brief review thrown in for good measure. It does a good job of explaining how to prepare for an install and where to find some needed information before plunging in, and it's largely aimed at people who have never installed Mandrake before. People who are curious about just what a Mandrake install looks like might want to look in, too.

"Anyone who is an avid Linux user has his or her own favorite distribution. When I first started using Linux, in 1997, I went through five distributions before settling on Mandrake. At the time, Mandrake was the easiest and friendliest to install for a newbie. It has continued this tradition and is now considered one of the top distributions in the World, beating the big dog, Red Hat, last year in December, with 28% of the market share. The true beauty of Mandrake is immediately apparent during the installation. It has so much flexibility during the install process that a user can take as much or as little control as he or she wants. Plus, the number of packages assembled with Mandrake is nothing short of astounding. You get a choice of over 11 graphical user interfaces, two office suites, games and more apps than you'll know what to do with."

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