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Three Reviews of Mandrake Linux 9.1

Mar 31, 2003, 19:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew D. Balsa, Christopher Hickman, Iain Alexander)

DistroWatch: Mandrake 9.1 - Raising the Bar for GNU/Linux Distribution Usability

[ Thanks to Ladislav Bodnar for this link. ]

"Mandrake 9.1 is ready, and I have also received an email from MandrakeClub indicating that 9.1 boxed CD sets are now available for pre-order (with a hefty discount for club members). Sounds like a good time to put myself in the seat of a first-time Linux user and dissect this long-awaited release. I had rehearsed the installation of Mandrake Linux 9.1 final using 9.1 RC2, and this time I decided to explore in detail the hardware and software configuration that I would consider adequate for a comfortable Mandrake desktop experience. Kind of, a Mandrake 9.1 Certify-It-Yourself PC if you see what I mean... "

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OSNews: YARMDK 9.1 (Yet Another Review of Mandrake Linux 9.1)

"A big part of the hype for Mandrake 9.1 is the look and feel, particularly with the new Galaxy theme, and I must say I am HIGHLY impressed. It takes Red Hat's Bluecurve concept and caters it more towards the home Linux power user than the corporate desktop - KDE still looks like KDE and Gnome still looks like Gnome even though the menus are set up in the same manner, and both are undeniably MANDRAKE. The anti-aliased fonts all look great everywhere, so that's another plus..."

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OSNews: My Personal Review of Mandrake 9.1

"Let me start by saying that I'm desperate for a real alternative to Windows on the PC platform. I like Windows XP for a lot of reasons, and hate it in equal amounts for just as many other reasons. I want to like Linux, I really truly do. I really want to be be in a situation where I can migrate happily, easily and with the minimum of fuss onto another better system in part or fully over time, but at the moment that day just seems too far away..."

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