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Product: Linux-Mandrake 7.2 PowerPack Deluxe
Company: MandrakeSoft Inc.
Estimated Street Price: free to download (GPL) or $69.95 for the boxed version
Review By:
Benjamin Wolman & Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: System Requirements & Setup
3: First Boot & Configuration
4: GUI
5: Software & Gaming
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Linux-Mandrake 7.2 PowerPack Deluxe.





Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Features: 85%
Security: 95%
GUI: 70%

Networking: 80%
Game Support: 50%
Driver Support: 60%
Software Support: 80%
HardWare Support: 70%
Price: 100%

Overall: 78%

Linux Mandrake is a great step for the Linux world. It makes the operating easy to install, use, and live with and it is extremely reliable. The MandrakeSoft team has made a great job with this new user-friendly revision but some bugs still exist. Furthermore, Mandrake is really too big: 4 CDs, 2GB of installation for best results etc.

Overall, Linux Mandrake may be an operating system for you, while it may not. It really depends on what you want, what you need and what you expect from your OS. It is truly worth while if you are looking for a stable and strong system (eg: servers) and it is not a necessity to install Linux if you think about Counter-Strike at school. If you are looking for a change and want to try something new, I suggest this product!






Specs & Package
Overall Score 78%
Version Reviewed Linux Mandrake 7.2 PowerPack Deluxe
Release Date Available Now!
The Good Points

Easy to install and to use,
Lots of software,
Rock solid system,
Free to download.

The Bad Points

Lack of hardware support,
Presence of annoying bugs,
Resource hog.

Reviewers PC Setup Pentium III 450MHz
128 MB PC100 SDRAM
19" Nec Trinitron Monitor
3DFX3 3000
Sound Blaster pci64
Adaptec 1502P SCSI card

Logitech Mouse
Standard Keyboard

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)

PC Required

Minimum System

Pentium processor or compatible
64Mb of RAM
700Mb of free hard disk space
SVGA 256 Colors or higher monitor
Quad speed or higher CD-Rom Drive

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