OSNews: Review: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Oct 22, 2003, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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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
"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)..."