Timothy R. Butler writes: “Our last consideration of Mandrake Linux was early this year when my colleague Eduardo Sanchez thoroughly reviewed Mandrake 9.0. In that review, Sanchez noted the numerous advances made in 9.0, but also reported some serious flaws that somewhat limited his enthusiasm. With that considered, we were anxious to find out if 9.1 could again return Mandrake to the amazing quality achieved in release 8.2. See what we found, here.”
A Galaxy of Possibility: Mandrake Linux 9.1 ProSuite
Submitted by Timothy R. Butler 2003-09-02 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 14 Comments
Seems Eugenia made a typo…
From the Article:
“A Galaxy of Possibility: Mandrake ProSuite 9.1”
No, this is what we Timothy actually submitted… He seems to have the 9.1 and 9.2 confused in many places in his article too…
Oops, I didn’t mean to put 9.2 in the title, could you change that? In the article itself, I think everything is correct, however.
> In the article itself, I think everything is correct, however.
Now it is, it wasn’t before. The “Getting Started With 9.1” for example was 9.2 too.
Yeah, I spoke to soon… I caught that after I posted here. I wrote the bit about 9.2’s release date right before getting the headlines in place, which seemed to have caused me to “upgrade” the article to 9.2. *sigh*
Maybe I should reboot my mind…
Oh, btw, thanks for fixing the headline.
i think its absolutely wonderful that we have people that
will review the distros.
mandrake for the people.
may the source be with u
Yes I believe they do both conform, you can download both. You may have to search for the Xandros but you can find isos, and they are not illegal since the GPL requires redistribility.
WHERE did you find them?
“you can find isos, and they are not illegal since the GPL requires redistribility”
That is patently false. The GPL only requires that the source code be provided. It does not require that free isos be made available.
What you are doing is stealing, pure and simple.
Check your facts. Also, anyone know about the next SuSE, haven’t heard anything about it lately.
If you aquire a GPL’d program (either via download or purchase), do you not have the right to make ISOs and/or distribute them to whomever you like?
The software on Xandros CD’s is mostly GPL’ed, but Xandros’ software is proprietary, thus you MAY NOT redistribute the software or install it on more than one system. SuSE lets you redistribute but YaST is not GPL’ed.
It is legal for them to do this (so long as they don’t change the licensing on the already GPL’ed software), but their licenses do not qualify to be considered Free Software.
Actually you do. The only limitations the GPL allows are those in the GPL. You can not add lmitations, like “do not redistribute binaries”. So yes, you do have a right to make and/or distribute them.