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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Comment by MasterSplinter
by MasterSplinter on Mon 9th Jan 2012 15:11 UTC
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Mandrake and Red Hat were my fist distros too.

At the time, XWindows was super ugly with a ugly cross cursor. Kinda reminded me of OS/2 Warp's desktop.

I bought my copy of Mandrake from Electronics Boutique. It was exciting to get it up and going...but at the time, there was no practical application for it.

Linux has gone a LONG WAY since then. One would think a staple like Mandrake would still be a leader in this genre platform.

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