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OSNews: Review: Mandrake Linux 9.2

Oct 22, 2003, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Smyth)

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"MandrakeSoft has recently released the latest version of their desktop operating system. Mandrake Linux 9.2 Download Edition is available on their web site across three ISO files for the Club members. The first disk is about 650megs and the following two are ~700.

"The system in question is a Dell Latitude CPx laptop. Hardware setup was completely automated. Mandrake successfully detected and configured everything it could (as no current linux drivers exist for my D-Link DWL-650+ or ATI Rage Mobile card).

"The installation procedure hasn't changed a bit since 9.1. Aside from the new splash screen as you boot from the CDs, the only visible differences are the choices of packages (which you only notice when doing a detailed install) and the ads in the package installation step. The ads really aren't worth complaining about since they are interweaved with their standard ads for GNU and their own operating system. It'll also generate a little extra revenue to allow Mandrake to survive (which has been in financial danger for quite some time now)..."

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