TweakHound: Mandrake 9.0, A "Newbie"ginning
Nov 22, 2002, 22:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"With all the hoopla surrounding Linux lately I wanted to give
it a try. Several people told me that for a newbie Mandrake was the
way to go. As luck would have it MandrakeSoft was about to release
their newest version, 9.0. I requested a copy to review from them
and it was here in less than a week. A big thank you to the team at
MandrakeSoft for the CD's and for their help.
"Let me make a couple of things clear from the start of this
review. With the exception of one Unix class which was actually run
from a Linux server, I am a total noob when it comes to Linux. I
have watched others use it. I even spent a few minutes using an
older version of another distro but that doesn't even qualify as
being familiar with Linux. I am also NOT a Microsoft hater. I
happen to like Windows XP. That is not however an endorsement of MS
policies or practices. This review will focus on a newbies first
experience with Mandrake 9.0 and I will compare and contrast it
directly to Windows XP. I have used Mandrake 9.0 for two weeks now.
That out of the way, let's get started..."