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Ark 1.0 Alpha 11
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1 23716 06-16-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Description: Ark Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience.

Ark Linux is designed to:

* be easy to learn and use
* include many tools and applications

However, since Ark Linux is still in the alpha stage development, there are some packages that are not thoroughly tested, and it is missing some features too.
Keywords: ark, alpha, linux

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Old 06-16-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Arch Linux 0.7
Posts: 52

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: D/L | Rating: 7

Pros: Easy interface, KDE, easy install
Cons: No customization choices, still alpha

Even though Ark Linux is still in Alpha stage, it's an extremely powerful desktop nonetheless. It's a very good distro, especially for an alpha release, but it does have it's shortcomings. For example, there is no package selection during the install, so your hard drive gets loaded up. And the partitioning tool is less than powerful because it refuses to allow custom partitions. Most people won't miss these features, so it comes out to a good beginner distro. I wouldn't reccomend it to someone who has expirience in Slackware, for example. If you want to try linux, but are not sure what the man command does, this will be for you when the final release comes out. I look forward to this original and, somewhat refreshing distro.


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