[conspire] For tomorrow's CABAL meeting
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Apr 23 15:59:52 PDT 2004
I've downloaded a few goodies I'd like to try out:
MandrakeLinux 1.0 Community, i586 (3 CDs). This is one of the most popular
"desktop" distributions, providing a 2.6.3 kernel, automated printer
setup, NTFS resizing, etc. Note that this is NOT the 10.0 Official
CD set (4 CDs), which just came out and is hard to find. (Official
is Community plus bugfixes and some extra goodies.)
Kanotix "Bug Hunter" 04/2004 release (1 CD). This is a live CD based
on Knoppix, but with an advanced kernel, i586 optimisation, KDE
3.2.2, OpenOffice.org 1.1.1, Captive NTFS 1.1.5 (uses NT's own DLLs
for _full_ read/write NTFS access), and so on. Like Knoppix, it can
optionally be installed to one's hard drive. It's based closely on
Debian "unstable", and so is a bit more cutting-edge than Knoppix.
MEPIS Oct. 2003 edition (2 CDs). A fully loaded desktop distribution
based on Knoppix. Again, there's an option to install to HD.
Extremely polished -- said to rival Xandros 2.0 in that department.
KDE-based, with icewm as an alternative. (A 2004-04-05 beta on
one CD is also available.)
The lead developer says that in the future there will be two
editions, ProMEPIS, a leading-edge version for enthusiasts, and
SimplyMEPIS for home/SOHO/office users.
I'm just about to burn a copy of MandrakeLinux. The other two I may or
may not burn to CD right away (unless someone speaks up and says "I want
to try that").
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