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TuxReports: Icepack - a distribution to watch

Feb 11, 2002, 21:07 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Many distributions rely on Red Hat or Debian. Icepack is a Linux distribution built from the ground up. It takes a "new" approach to an end user's experience. The installation is not like Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian or Caldera.

Icepack installation is done with the Icepack install manager. It has a unique look and layout. According to the icepack website, "You don't need a profound Linux knowledge to install and use icepack - our install manager guides you safely through the installation process, and the desktops and menus are self- explanatory!"

Well, this is a little bit overstated. We can't see Grandma understanding the hard drive partitioning part of the install. However, most people with a little gumption (of the forest fame) will be able to install Icepack without reading a manual. An option for balloon help was checked, however, our version didn't seem to show any help. The help button was also available but didn't show anything when we clicked on it. Since we understood the options we were only checking these to see if they worked. Maybe they will be available in the 2.0 release."

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