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DistroWatch: Mandrake Linux 9.1 - More is [More | Less | Don't Know Anymore]

Feb 10, 2003, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew D. Balsa)

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"This is another WYSIMOLWYWG (what-you-see-is-more-or-less-what-you-will-get) article about the third Mandrake 9.1 Beta release. Compared with Mandrake 9.0, which had four Beta releases and three release candidates before final, spread out over a period of approximately four months, Mandrake 9.1 is still in the first half of its development cycle. What do we get, then, with Mandrake 9.1 Beta 3...?

"The big news is that we are getting three 650MB CDs with Beta 3 (Beta 1 came on one CD, Beta 2 on two CDs)! That means we have many more goodies to play with--and yes, the KDE games are there! Here is a basic breakdown of the three CDs:

  • "CD1: Everything that is needed to actually install a not-so-minimal Mandrake distribution, and then some. The kernel, the main libraries, the console utilities, etc... This is the 'can't live without' CD.
  • "CD2: Everything that could not fit in CD1 but is still essential. There are parts of KDE, and mc, mplayer, nasm, joe, etc...
  • "CD3: This is really the 'Miscellaneous' CD, with totally diverse things thrown in: bonnie++, gcc-doc, PowerManga, a tftp server, whois, xearth, etc..."

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