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DukeOfURL: Linux Mandrake 8.0 Review

May 21, 2001, 15:08 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Christle)

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Patrick Mullen sent in this excerpt from the DukeOfURL's review of Mandrake 8.0:

"MandrakeSoft has, in the short period of its existence, gained a reputation for producing one of the easiest to use Linux distributions available. Version 8.0 is no exception, bringing with it the latest Linux technologies such as kernel 2.4.3, XFree86 4.0.3, KDE 2.1.1 and GNOME 1.4. There is little doubt that MandrakeSoft is aiming for a desktop near you.

Originally based on the Red Hat Distribution, Mandrake has grown in to its own. They put a lot of support into the Free Software and Open Source initiatives, even releasing their code under the GPL (General Public License). MandrakeSoft has, in a very short period of time, become a major player. One that is greatly respected for their innovation and thoughtfulness toward the user.

Mandrake is a winner here and bumps SuSE from the number one position. Mandrake 8.0 provides a high value return on any money spent purchasing their distribution. If you are looking for a distribution that can support new users and veterans alike, this is it."

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