The corporate desktop GNU/Linux distribution is a relatively new invention, having begun with SUSE/Novell Desktop, then followed by Sun’s Java Desktop System and Red Hat Desktop. But with much less fanfare, Mandrakesoft released a Corporate Desktop product last January.
Review: Mandrake Corporate Desktop
2005-03-08 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 9 Comments
It looks nice. I still like Windows Server 2003 better though. Maybe Red hat will have some major competition now.
Why in the world would you use Windows Server 2003 as a desktop?
I don’t like Mandrake’s default style – Galaxy, it’s ugly. There is many beautiful styles, why have they chosen such ugly one?
Now that Mandrake bought Conectiva they can use the beautiful krystal theme, like Conectiva Linux…
And port it to GNOME? No, Galaxy is the MDKlinux theme.
I have Mandrake 10.1 running on two machines in my home.
Anyway all 4 people in my home seem to be satisfied.
I think 10.1 makes a pretty ok desktop from an out of the box installation.
It is just a default style you can CHANGE it.
I do like it. It is a matter of tastes.
I understand that they want a more stable desktop than the “bleeding edge” community distros. But why gimp 1.2 ? Gimp 2.0 has been around for some time now and seem more complete in many aspect in a corporate desktop.
Besides of that, I see this as a good news regarding Mandrakesoft.
It´s just another desktop with some customized icons.
it’s mostly based on MDKlinux 10.0, which still had GIMP 1.2 as default while 2.0 was packaged alongside it. I expect it’s the same (i.e. you can just urpmi gimp2_0 to get it).