Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site (release announcement), and on the network of public mirror servers. 2008 includes all the latest software and enhancements over previous Mandriva releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, kernel with fair scheduling support, 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox, and much more. You can read about the new features of Mandriva Linux 2008 in depth in the Release Tour. The release notes contain important information on changes from previous releases. The errata will contain information on any future known issues and solutions for them.
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Questions from a distro hopper
by porcel on Tue 9th Oct 2007 21:23 UTC
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I am a long term Mandriva fan, but Ubuntu (in beta form) and Suse 10.3 arrived sooner on this laptop.

Is there anybody who has tried all three able to put some arguments in favor of Mandriva. I might try it on a friend's computer, but I am too lazy to install it just for the sake of it, unless one of you make a very convincing argument as to its capabilities vis-a-vis Suse and Ubuntu.

All in all, Mandriva seems to be back in the game. Its web site has improved, its communications have improved and the software itself seems to have improved.

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