Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Review of Mandrake Move RC1 Review of Mandrake Move RC1 Submitted by PCguy 2003-12-18 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 11 Comments The MandrakeMove Download Edition is a new product based on Mandrake Linux 9.2 which provides a complete personal desktop operating system on a bootable CD. Read a mini-review at PCTechForums. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2003-12-18 6:16 am I like knoppix better. Plus! knoppix is built around debian which has a much better reputation for stability than Mandrake. 2003-12-18 6:45 am The only advantage I’ve ever found Mandrake to have is that it’s easy to install and have a decently pre-set-up system from the get go. As Live-CD’s go, Knoppix does a fantastic job, so Mandrake Move is moving in to a niche spot that’s already well provided for. Plus it’s RPM based, so nya! 😉 2003-12-18 10:23 am Actually, I like the fact that Mandrake is putting out a Live CD for a couple of reasons: 1. Its a good thing for people who presently use Mandrake and want their live cd to be the same. 2. Its nice to show windows users the OS and to show them on the same distro they may install. (“Okay, I’ll show you how on Knoppix, then we will install something else” kind of freaks out new users.) 3. With the Mandrake livecd you can actually pull out the cd and put in other ones. Pretty cool if you want to play some Mp3’s that you have burned to cd… As far as it being RPM based, it really doesn’t matter to most users of a LiveCD anyway because they probably won’t install anything, and will only use the already setup software. 2003-12-18 10:43 am Indeed, Knoppix does a fantastic job. Frankly, the two main advantages I can think of are : – CDLive + USBKey is the killer couple. I first saw it in this version of Knoppix : Knoppix MiB http://www.bouissou.net/knoppix-mib/doc-html/Knoppix-Mib.html MandrakeMove goes a step further by storing very easily your system settings on the usb key. – I want to offer it for Christmas. It is perhaps dumb from me, but I don’t want to offer just a bad-looking CD-R. I want a nice box around. What is missing : – Make a bundle MandrakeMove+Mandrake. Fortunately, I’m told it will be the case soon. PS: The second KDE wallpaper is terrific. 2003-12-18 2:20 pm It’s called PCLinuxOS. You should really take a look at that. 2003-12-18 3:44 pm In knoppix you can remove the cd to, it’s just to start it with the cheat code ‘toram’ and everything will be loaded into ram and the cd will be removable. 2003-12-18 3:45 pm I tried this on 4 different computers. It gets to loading the desktop then a blank screen, then loading the desktop, then a blank screen (for ever)… 2003-12-18 4:48 pm i do really like the idea of Mandrake’s packaged up distro for use with a memory stick, unfortunately i wouldn’t use it because it runs KDE, and i guess _only_ KDE, as for the Photo$hop not opening JPEGs, sounds like it could use some work, although i guess Ksnapshot might be outputting terrible JPEGs, anyway, PNG’s for screenshots this really is such a mini review that it’s more or less useless, surely the guy could’ve gone into a tiny bit more detail. 2003-12-18 6:00 pm Sounds like you may need to download the iso again. I’d like to see a decent review, as well. I mean, taking a paragraph to talk about the system clock, start menu, etc? Has this guy ever used KDE before? Sheesh. 2003-12-18 7:53 pm “I tried this on 4 different computers. It gets to loading the desktop then a blank screen, then loading the desktop, then a blank screen (for ever)…” Typical Mandrake! I love (and use) the distro, but they do stuff like that! That kind of goofiness causes me no end of embarassment when trying to get a new user interested in Linux. They really need to test better before releasing. Still, I’m thinking of switching back to Mandrake from Debian because 9.2 should be able to handle some of the newer versions of music composition software. …but we’ll see1 The only distro I was ever able to get Brahms working on, even slightly, was Debian Woody. 2003-12-18 9:05 pm That review was awful. Completely worthless.