I managed to snag Corel Linux; at least it's not outdated. I think you misunderstood me; I already ordered Mandrake 7.2, but, commitment made, I didn't want to wait for the posties to bring my CDs.
The whole question turned out to be made obsolete by the fact that someone my old man worked with was a Linux enthusiast and lent me his Corel Linux CD just to get someone else hooked.
I'm hoping that Mandrake is better than Corel Linux, though; I can't get into any color depths above 65536, and it seems to randomly warm-boot on me. (Once, when I opened a helpfile in Netscape, and a second time, when I tried to open a .tar.gz archive; After the second time, I restarted Linux and tried again, and it worked fine; That's why I'm so sure I didn't do anything to <i>cause</i> the warm-boots)