Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 13th Sep 2003 03:48 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris This is a critical review of the installation, setup and actual performance of the Mandrake distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, version 9.1, and comes as a second part of's Mandrake review. (You can see part I here.) The review will cover these areas: (1) Installation and install-related setup; (2) Post-installation system administration; and (3) System performance. The review will end with a general evaluation and will assign grades on relevant areas.
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re: freedom fries
by Syntaxis on Sat 13th Sep 2003 22:34 UTC

"Shouting "FREEDOM!" at the top of your lungs is going to have far less success in converting people than simply touting the products on its own practical merits."

Okay, to be fair, the author *does* examine the distro on its practical merits as well. The (really) poor choice of title pretty much demolishes the piece's appeal to anyone else but an already-initiated Linux user, but other than that I'd say it's a pretty good review, especially considering that most others just cover the install and leave it at that.

It's well-researched, detailed, and backed up with plenty of well-chosen screenshots. Great work overall. It's just a shame that no-one who doesn't already know all about the Free Software philosophy is going to want to read it.