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Dec 20, 2002, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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With the fall producing a bounty of exciting new distribution releases, Open for Business will spend the next few weeks providing a report on some of them, and then pit them against each other to find out what the best overall distribution is.

"The challengers include some venerable favorites like Mandrake Linux and SuSE Linux, but we will also spend time with new entrants into the 'distro wars,' such as LindowsOS and Xandros Desktop. It is our hope that the OfB Labs tests on these packages will help you get the new year started off right with a sparkling new distribution.

"What exactly will we be looking for? Generally speaking, we will consider ease of installation, general user friendliness, the ease of getting updates, and how well suited each distribution is to average desktop usage. With the push for a Linux desktop starting up in full gear again, this is certainly an exciting time to be considering distributions for these types of things..."

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