Michael Leone on Sun, 22 Apr 2001 11:24:47 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Yet Another Distribution Question

On 22 Apr 2001 09:34:36 -0400, Beldon Dominello wrote:
> I'd agree with Mental in that Suse 7.1 probably has a lot of what she'd want. 
>  Its install is nearly effortless so she won't have trouble there, and once 
> intalled it's got an automatic update feature which is, so far, free for 
> anyone (even non-registered users), and the interface is smooth enough for 
> her to use it as a regular productivity desktop (with Koffice and StarOffice 
> both pre-loaded.

Mandrake is also GUI-only install; and except for some oddness where it
didn't seem to like my PS/2 Intellimouse, it found all my devices
(including USB) fine, etc. Also includes ReiserFS as an install option,
if you're looking for that.

Mandrake also has a GUI update feaure, but - unfortunately - still needs
some work (in v7.2, anyway - it may be better in the new 8.0). It still
sometimes comes up with dependency conflicts, when installing the

v8.0 is brand new (as in ... released this week), so it's not on store
shelves yet, and all the mirrors are probably swamped with folks
downloading ISOs for a while yet.

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