Two great free Linux distros
Debian 5.0.1 "Lenny" and Mandriva Linux 2009.1
This month's DVD comes with two great Free Linux distros: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.1 "Lenny" and Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Free. Debian is the biggest and greatest community Linux, with hundreds of volunteers around the world working to deliver a stable, comprehensive reference distribution that serves as the basis for Ubuntu, Knoppix, and other important Linux variants.
Mandriva Linux Free is the all-free version of one of Europe's oldest and most popular Linux lines. Both sides of this month's DVD contain no proprietary applications or drivers.
Linux Kernel 126.96.36.199
Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Free
Linux Kernel 2.6.29
Processor: Pentium 4, 1GHz minimum recommended
Memory: 64MB minimum, 512MB recommended
Free Disk Space:1GB minimum, 5GB recommended
Processor: Any Intel, AMD, or VIA processor
Memory: 256MB minimum, 1GB recommended
Free Disk Space: 2GB minimum, 16GB recommended for a full setup
 Mandriva Club Documentation: http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/view/KB/OfficialDocumentation
This DVD is a double-sided disc. A DVD device always reads the side of the disc that is facing down. This DVD is labeled like a normal DVD – the label you see as you place the disk into the tray applies to the data on the opposite side. For instance, if you are installing Mandriva, the Mandriva label should be facing up in the tray.
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