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Re: Mandrake 7.2

>     I have downloaded both the ISO images of Mandrake 7.2 and burnt the
> CDs.  If some one can take the responsibility of burning and distributing
> the CDs to needy ones, I can send one set of CDs to him.
can u review mandrake 7.2 and tell us about the new features, and the
differences between mandrake 7.2 and red hat 7.0

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First of all I am not an expert in Linux like many in this mailing list.  I
wanted an OS which can replace windoze and also easy to use by my family
members.  I tried several distributions like RedHat, Mandrake, Debian and
Slackware (I could not put my hand on a SUSE ISO image) and found that Mandrake
is the distribution which takes care of many of the installation tasks
automatically, thus suitabe for beginners.  During installtion there is an auto
allocate option, which automatically allocates the available disk space into
several partitions like /, /usr, /home and swap.

I found that Mandrake distribution supports lot of hardware compared to RedHat
7.0.  It detected my sound card, video card etc and works fine.

During installation of the Mandrake 7.1 it automatically ejected the first CD
and asked to insert the second CD, which was not the case with RedHat.  As I am
not an expert I did not know how install the packages on the second CD of
RedHat 7.0 and also I am not patient enough to go through the HOWTO's.

Overall I would recommend Mandrake distribution for beginners.

and finally, I am yet to upgrade my Mandrake 7.1 to Mandrake 7.2, which I plan
to do during this week end.

G. Palaniappan