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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Re: OpenOffice unusable
by andrew on Sat 15th Feb 2003 02:47 UTC

The iMac as tested had 256MB of RAM. The background is a small PNG, tiled. And as you can see from the KDE System Guard snapshot, there was no lack of free memory throughout my testing.

The OpenOffice version shipped with this PPC 9.1 Beta 2 was 1.0.1. I am not sure about what the status of 1.0.2 is on PPC. WeŽll just have to wait (for the next PPC Beta) and see.

Regarding OS X vs. Linux/KDE/Gnome, as you can see I have avoided that kind of comparison, because it can be quite misleading.

Andrew