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Mandrake 7.2 install guide

You can also specify the user login and their GUI preferences. Speaking of GUI's, Mandrake offers a wide choice: KDE2, Gnome, Afterstep, Blackbox, Sawfish, TWM, Icewm and Windowmaker. Did we forget some there? KDE2 final is available. It has a very good layout and flashy new features, however it was quite slow. It has also begun to resemble Windows 98 increasingly. Our favorite was Blackbox which is a simple, fast (very), and light window manager.

Configuring X: Our monitor was auto detected. However as we were in expert install, we were given a choice of types, resolutions and number of colors.

Auto install floppy: Mandrake gives you an option to create a Auto Install floppy - useful for network administrators who want to make identical installs on more than one machine

Congratulations! You have just installed Mandrake successfully. Remove your install CD and reboot the machine. We would definitely recommend Mandrake 7.2 for new users, given the level of ease in install and usage.