Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 22:20 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. The only commonality among all releases are the excellent system configuration tools, which have continued to evolve over the years to match an increasing level of complexity in the desktop software stack. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0. Some of the important things that were dropped from the previous release (Cedega, LinDVD) are back, and some of the problems (huge K menu button, cluttered menus) have been mitigated."
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by Trenien on Wed 17th Oct 2007 04:25 UTC
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Overall, I find the review one made by a very strongly opinionated individual who raises valid issues about Mandriva.

That said:
"the desktop switcher needs to go down to two (or none -- do people really use multiple desktops all that frequently?) from four"

The author should try using multiple desktops. Once you've gotten used to them, going back to a desktop that lacks that functionality is a huge pain in the rear.

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