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OSNews: MandrakeMove First Impressions: The Human Interface

Jan 21, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Allen)

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"I want to start off by saying that MandrakeMove is an incredible distribution and I am going to focus on some rather particular points in this review. My hope is to make the community aware of some of the outstanding issues with running MandrakeMove and not to discredit the countless hours Mandrake employees spent on making such a polished product. We all want Linux to succeed and that can only be accomplished by continuing to test, report and ask why or why not? The lifecycle of linux is like an organism, it has to keep breathing to stay alive.

"After convincing the security officer at my work to allow me to use a bootable live version of Linux to save me from Windows hell (nevermind that he doesn't realize the significance of this agreement, but so much the better), I couldn't wait to update my MandrakeClub subscription and start leeching the USB-key version of MandrakeMove. After patiently waiting for bittorrent to scour the network for a few willing peers, downloading at a mere 5K/s, I had a complete ISO ready to burn. Just because I didn't want to have to share any of the 128MB of space with my current USB flash drive and was too excited to wait for another one to come via snail mail, I did what any impatient male would do. I cruised over to CompUSA and picked up the cheapest 128MB money can by, a SanDisk Cruzer Mini 128MB USB flash drive. I cleared my schedule and prepared for a swim..."

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