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Linux-Mandrake Complete 7.0

by Pearson Software
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)


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System Requirements

  • Platform:      Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00004GP3G
  • Item model number: 1575954036
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 10, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,121 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Whether you want to explore this popular operating system or you want Linux to muscle up the performance of your computer, Linux Mandrake Complete 7.0 gives you all the great Linux features you're looking for along with the integrated office solution of StarOffice. StarOffice includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and graphics, database, and more, all within the fast and reliable Linux environment.

Product Description

Whether you want to explore this popular operating system or you want Linux to muscle up the performance of your computer, Linux Mandrake Complete 7.0 gives you all the great Linux features you're looking for along with the integrated office solution of StarOffice. StarOffice includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and graphics, database, and more, all within the fast and reliable Linux environment.

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good Linux distribution February 15, 2000
By A Customer
I am new in computing. I just finished setting up Win 98 and Linux in my computer. I have just used both for a few weeks.
Win 98 has already crashed on me 3 times in 3 weeks. Linux-Mandrake 7 has not. I must say though, that I tried about 5 other Linux distros that would not recognize some hardware components, including Linux-Mandrake 6.5.
Linux-Mandrake 7 is the first Linux distro that recognized all the hardware on 2 computers.
This latest version is much improved and offers a lot. Lacking computing experience, I -at least initially- feel that connecting to the Internet and program installation in Linux needs to be further simplified.
Nevertheless, I feel Linux has great potential and I may make it my standard OS. It is flexible, powerful, cheap and stable (initial experience). I urge all Linux vendors to further simplify Linux and voice the need for more apps.
And to those that are afraid of Linux, I'll say fear no more. By year's end, predictably, most Linux distros, should have advanced to the point of being accessible to M$ Windows users.
A Linux newbie (2-15-2001).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Having used Linux for several years-- I tend to feel that regardless of the distribution I'm using that I'm knowledgeable enough to get things set up. That being said, I do recommend Mandrake Linux, especially for people getting started out, as it takes *most* if not all of the pain out of Linux installation and configuration. (Note that I'm referring specifically to the most RECENT Mandrake releases and not some of the earlier ones.) I think Drax (the Mandrake graphical configuration tool) is a pleasant environment and the installation routine compares *very* favorably with some other distributions (Take S.u.S.E.'s YaST for instance and YaST2 which is supposedly improved --which seems to be stepping backwards rather than forwards in recent S.u.S.E. releases).
Mandrake comes with a wealth of the latest applications and the latest desktop (Gnome and KDE) and window managers (Raster and Mandrake's "Enlightenment" seems to be the vogue these days), kernel, libraries etc. And after using Redhat, S.u.S.E., and Slakware (what I began with) I was very impressed with the sheer ease of installing Mandrake and the smoothness of the implementation in comparison to something like S.u.S.E, for instance. (Don't get me wrong-- there are many good distributions and S.u.S.E. isn't bad I just feel that they have been slipping lately and my comments aren't so much aimed at the veteran user but at people looking for advice who are just starting out.)
To hardcore users-- that know Linux and have used it before, it becomes an issue more of taste and detail.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very solid distribution April 27, 2000
Mandrake 7.0 was the first Linux distribution to recognize all of my hardware right out of the box. I've used all of the major distributions -- Mandrake since 6.0. Mandrake has really grown up in 7.0 and is no longer just "RedHat with features". I recommend this to anyone from a user new to Linux to an experience Linux user.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mandrake-Linux 7.0 March 9, 2000
By A Customer
I am new to the linux world, but I've been using Windows for several years now and consider myself well versed in computing functions. I decided to give Linux a try. I first tried Caldera which worked fine but I found out about Mandrake by reading reviews in a magazine. Mandrake 7.0 was definitely easy to install. It detected my laptop components except the pcmcia slot. Partitioning with their Drak program was also very easy. Upon installation the first question asks if you want pcmcia support (or something like that) I answered yes and the installation froze. I rebooted and then answered no to this question and the installation proceeded fine. It even detected my printer. I wanted mandrake for the supermount feature and for it's auto detect feature. For those of you that don't know you have to mount your floppy and cdrom drives in order for linux to read them. You also have to unmount to release the media. When your loading disk after disk this can get tiring. The supermount feature would be a welcomed change. I didn't get to experience the features of mandrake because the program froze on me as it was decompressing. I reported my problems to Mandrake and tech support did respond to my dilemma within 24 hours. I haven't gotten past this glitch yet though. I may have to revert back to Caldera. If your curious go to Mandrake's site because they have great screenshots of the installation process and screenshots of the various desktop managers, kde, gnome, windowmaker, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
it was ok distro in 2001 but today? It has none of the drivers for todays computing, it is not even supported for last 5 years! Get Mandriva instead.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful OS but needs work June 23, 2001
Linux-Mandrake 7.0 is arcaic now, (Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Linux-Mandrake 8.2 are much better) I couldn't get on the internet with this version. Upside: 7.0 is fast on arcaic computers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Forget the techincal support
If you're buying this box for the support or buying support from Mandrake, then forget it. I couldn't even get the installation disk to boot (something to do with Mandrake having... Read more
Published on June 8, 2001 by Ecce Nihil
5.0 out of 5 stars Give it a try!
I found the Linux Mandrake to be a wonderful operating system even for the beginner. The installation was easier than Windows 98 and took half the time to install. Read more
Published on October 4, 2000 by "jamex"
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, Just Terrible.
I bought Linux with high exceptations, however when I got home and tried to install it took several hours and when I got to the X - Windows config screen in the DRAKX installer my... Read more
Published on September 18, 2000 by S. J. Deal
3.0 out of 5 stars A voice from the Dark Side looking for the light.....
I really don't care for Windows but, it is all I know and have ever used. That makes me a "Newbie" to Linux. Read more
Published on September 5, 2000 by D. Sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid distribution
I've been a Red Hat user for several years. This distribution is ROCK solid. I haven't found anything negative to say about it yet and I've been looking hard.
Published on July 19, 2000 by David A. Good
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandrake Linux 7.0
I am only using a pre-release of Linux Mandrake 7.0, but I have only had problems partitioning a FAT-16 partition in the partitioning program. Read more
Published on April 9, 2000 by John
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