"The Fall distribution release period of 2003 was not the most
interesting, nor the least interesting in recent memory. For the
most part all of the distributions got better, but not so much that
those running distributions now going on a year in age are really
missing anything terribly substantial. We did find a few
interesting points worth revisiting, however, and those deal with
Mandrake Linux 9.2 and Fedora Core 1.
"At the beginning of the release cycle, we started off with high
praise for MandrakeSoft's new Discovery Edition. At the time, I
wrote 'four release cycles after MandrakeSoft first seriously took
aim at the corporate desktop, it is my opinion that they have
overwhelmingly succeeded.' I continue to maintain that Discovery
Edition is successful at its goal, as is the 9.2 ProSuite that
we've tested for the last few months..."