Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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by Drumhellar on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:34 UTC
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I had fond memories of Mandrake. In those days, the only distributions that felt polished as a desktop were Mandrake, and Corel Linux.

Unfortunately, for what I was using Linux for at the time, all the help pages I could find on the internet were geared towards the latest RedHat, which I had already ordered from, and I didn't yet know enough to work around the differences between distributions, so I ditched it.

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