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 static666
by static666 on Mon 9th Jan 2012 16:25 UTC
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I remember Mandrake being quite popular among new Linux users and wannabes. IIRC, it was the first distro that really tried to be aesthetically pleasing with a great theme and lots of eye candy. Was actually fun to try between regular Windows reinstalls back in the day.

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