MandrakeSoft heeft versie 6.1 van hun Linux Mandrake distribute gereleased. Dit schijnt één van de meest gebruiksvriendelijke Linux distro's te zijn, dus wellicht interessant om eens te proberen:
We are very pleased to announce the new version of the Linux distribution that won the "Product of the year" award at LinuxWorld Expo'99. Linux-Mandrake 6.1 (Helios), the first Linux distribution to include the new XFree 3.3.5 and KDE1.1.2, is available. This is the latest release of our user-friendly and flexible desktop Linux-based operating system. It is currently available for download via FTP, in both traditional and iso-image formats.
Thanks to our dedicated staff and the Linux community, this new release of Mandrake takes an important step on our way to make Linux distributions better, faster and easier-to-use.
Mandrake 6.1 features
- Linux-Kernel: 2.2.13 (pre4)
- XFree86: 3.3.5
- Glibc: 2.1.1
- RPM: 3.0.3
- Bash: 2.03
- KDE: 1.1.2 [with Mandrake customization]
- Gnome: built from 1.0.4->1.0.14 versions [with Mandrake customization]
- Enlightenment 0.16-dev5, Windowmaker 0.60, AfterStep 1.7.111, XFCE 3.0.2, IceWM 0.9.48
- Apache 1.3.9 with useful modules (PHP3, Perl, Midgard, MySQL, PGSQL...), pluggable with cryptographic extensions available from several unrestricted FTP servers.
All packages have been compiled with CPU optimizations for pentium-class (intel, amd, cyrix, winchip...) and higher processors resulting in speed improvements up to 30%.