Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 27th Feb 2007 09:53 UTC, submitted by falko
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the second in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Mandriva Free 2007 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge."
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RE: Wow, what a great article!
by Wemgadge on Tue 27th Feb 2007 22:56 UTC in reply to "Wow, what a great article!"
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Well, PLF has come a long way. At this point I trust the PLF repos as much as the MDV ones. And as stated in the article, if I'm not sure which version of a program I should pick, I choose the MDV version. When the other 3rd party Repos were active (Texstar and Thacs for example) it was a lot easier to bork your system. The centralizing of the repositories and the increase in size of the contribs repo have made URPMI much less likely to encounter a dependecy loop.

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