Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Feb 2003 03:57 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For the last few weeks I have been reporting on the development cycle of Mandrake 9.1. Then, the presence of an ISO image for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 1 piqued my curiosity, and some days later two ISO images for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 were made available on the various mandrake mirrors. Among my obsol... err, I mean, my old computers, I have a 350 MHz iMac which hasn't seen much use for the last 8 months. So without any extraordinary expectations, I decided to attempt the installation of this different flavour of Mandrake Linux. I was in for a few good surprises..." Read the article at DistroWatch.
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OpenOffice unusable
by kP on Sat 15th Feb 2003 01:42 UTC

I found it a little out of line to put the comment on the OpenOffice in the cons of Mandrake. I thought we might expect a degree of understanding that KDE alone gobbles upward of 30 megs. Throw to it Linux itself with all the drivers, service, some nifty background on the desktop (whih we saw in the screenshots throughout the review) and you have a recepie to put most sizeable programs in the "don't!" list. Well, what did you expect with 64 megs of RAM?