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eWeek: Mandrake, SuSE Lift Linux

May 13, 2003, 11:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

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"When it comes to individual distributions of the Linux operating system, the rising tide of open-source software and components has lifted all ships.

"However, although advances in software such as KDE (K Desktop Environment), the Mozilla Web browser and the OpenOffice.org productivity suite are equally accessible to every flavor of Linux, plenty of opportunity remains for Linux distributors to differentiate their offerings through skillful integration of these pieces.

"eWEEK Labs tested two such well-crafted Linux distributions: SuSE Inc.'s SuSE Linux 8.2 and MandrakeSoft S.A.'s Mandrake Linux 9.1. These distributions would be as good as Mac OS X as alternatives to Windows..."

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