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Old 09-25-02, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Mandrake Linux 9.0 (Dolphin) now available | comments?

As a result of more than four years experience and continued innovations, MandrakeSoft is proud to announce the release of Mandrake Linux 9.0. This newest version of our flagship product delivers an unparalleled level of technology for desktop users in addition to extensive and unique server features. Affirming its leading position in the Linux desktop arena, Mandrake Linux 9.0 introduces many newly redesigned graphical desktops and configuration utilities. The famous "Mandrake touch" is evident throughout the many clean, attractive and friendly desktops to make everyday tasks easier for all users of a Mandrake system.

Although Mandrake has been a long-time leader in the Linux desktop field, the numerous high-end server features available in Mandrake Linux 9.0, combined with the most extensive beta-testing period in MandrakeSoft's history, will make Mandrake Linux 9.0 the ultimate server solution for corporate users, government agencies and education environments.

System overview

Mandrake Linux 9.0 features the following software:


Kernel 2.4.19
XFree 4.2.1 & XFree 3.3.6
Glibc 2.2.5
GCC 3.2
KDE 3.0.3, GNOME 2.0.1, IceWM 1.2, WindowMaker 0.8, Enlightenment 0.16.5, BlackBox 0.62
OpenOffice.org 1.0.1, KOffice 1.2
Mozilla 1.1, The GIMP 1.2.3, XMMS 1.2.7

Mandrake Linux 9.0 is optimized for Pentium and higher processors (and compatibles), and therefore does not run on earlier x86 processors.




Although I haven't installed Mandrake in a long time, I feel that this distro is the most popular one out of them all. It is mainly used by people who are either trying to install Linux for the first time, or people who use it as a secondary (or primary) operating system. In a nutshell..."Dolphin" is out, comments are welcome
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