"Linux users tend to fight religious wars over the
proper distribution of Linux to install. In our case, Dan Spisak,
who is here and who built our server and physically installed
everything, likes Mandrake. Roland Dobbins, who set up the Chaos
Manor network and is still my chief advisor on *NIX, very much
We began with Mandrake. The system is now running Slackware. I
don't have time or space for the whole story, but it boils down to
this: If you want Linux to do things the way most people do, it's
probably easier to get there with Mandrake. Mandrake installs Linux
and by default turns on a number of processes. It builds interfaces
in a particular way. Most of the installation scripts have been
prepared by people with considerable experience. The goal is to get
running in a fairly standard way."
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