playReaction: Mandriva Linux: The Next Generation Distro?
Jun 06, 2005, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"As all other linux distributions, Mandriva LE2005 is
distributed under the GPL ( General public licence) and is
available to everybody by downloading the appropriate cd images
from one of the many public ftp servers and burning them to cd.
Alternatively Mandriva may send you a boxed edition containing cds
and manuals for the first time user for a reasonable fee. With this
you get more software than one would get with the downloadable
version. The last way to obtain linux distributions is as easy and
is what I did...buy a computer magazine which has as give away cds
a full linux distribution. In my case this month was Mandriva Linux
and here I am writing this article using my free linux distribution
using Open Office.org 1.1.4 which is a free office suite
distributed with Mandriva Linux and many other Distros..."