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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Is that guy from Argentina or what?
by eduardp on Thu 18th Oct 2007 07:32 UTC
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The argentina people has a very funny way to talk. Grey doesn't exist for them. Everything is always the worst ever or the best ever. Black or white. No grey in between.

That's what this guy looks to be doing. I've being using mandriva for 4 years now. I jumped from SUSE to RedHat and from there to Mandriva and never looked back.

And I have no feeling that one edition is much better that another. I've never got this feeling. I don't understand the reason why people says Mandrake 10 was better or worse that Mandrake 2006.

In fact I simply don't think they get it. Mandriva is as good as the software it adds up is.

There are distros that give you old well tested software. There are others that give you state of the art software.

Mandriva is one of the second ones.

So Mandriva 2008.0 is "stronger" that Mandriva 2007.0 only because KDE 3.5.7 is much stronger that KDE a year ago, after a long year of frozen development.

And Mandriva 2009.0 is surely going to be less strong because KDE4.1 is not going to be that strong. But we mandriva users want Mandriva to release KDE4.1 by default. If we wanted only well proven old software we would be running stable debian branch.

What applies to the desktop environment applies to kernel. This Mandriva 2008.0 solves some problems I had with some of the machines on my Office but only one of them is probably a Mandriva fix. The rest are kernel improvements.

That has nothing to do with linux or Mandriva. It has to do with the fact that Hardware manufacturers don't check linux working

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