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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Fond memories
by yoursecretninja on Mon 9th Jan 2012 21:27 UTC
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Mandrake was the first Linux distribution I tried. I remember getting it in one of those over priced Linux journals, but it was worth the money. I still had dial-up Internet at the time and so downloading it for free was not an option. Still, it was the least I ever spent on an OS at the time.

I remember being exciting to get this particular issue because Mandrake was recommended for beginners and I was new to Linux, coming over from Mac. Anyway, I didn't stay with it for long. I switched to Fedora. (it was around the time RedHat introduced Fedora).

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