ExtremeTech: Review: Mandrake Linux 9.0
Oct 22, 2002, 07:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Mandrake Linux 9.0 from MandrakeSoft has established a
reputation for being one of the easiest to install and
user-friendly Linux distribution (often called a distro) on the
market. That reputation is well deserved, and the latest release
continues to improve on what has been previously offered. Like SuSE
8.1, Mandrake 9.0 has excellent documentation, designed with the
beginner in mind, allowing the inexperienced or potential Linux
user to easily install a system.
"Mandrake is particularly appealing because a person who is
unfamiliar with Linux software can learn a little at a time with
this distribution, yet Mandrake still offers features that the
experienced user and administrator will also appreciate. Mandrake
offers a complete graphical interface through which the user will
learn to manipulate and use the system while learning more and
more, much like Windows would be to someone newly initiated to the
"The documentation is so good and the community of users so
helpful that further support is rarely necessary..."