PCWorld: Mandrake 6.1 Flattens the Linux Learning Curve

[ Thanks to Jacques Le Marois for this
link. ]

Linux Mandrake 6.1 is similar to Red Hat Linux, but it’s
easier to set up and use….

“Linux Mandrake 6.1 has been optimized for Pentium-class CPUs
and comes with cutting-edge versions of the Linux kernel (2.13
prerelease 7), the KDE interface (version 1.1.2), a recent version
of the GNOME graphical user environment, the PGCC compiler, and
version 3.3.5 of the XFree86 graphics subsystem, which supports a
long list of graphics cards. Because of the Pentium-optimized
kernel, Mandrake won’t run on 386- or 486-class computers. But this
won’t be a problem for most users, and otherwise, Mandrake’s
hardware compatibility list is impressive–as good as Red

“Once installed, the KDE graphical user interface is neatly set
up with desktop shortcuts, system utilities, and programs. And we
loved the slick, easy-to-use update applet, Mandrake Update, which
lets you keep your Linux system current with just a few mouse


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