Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 7th Dec 2007 06:27 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris An update on the status of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring development, including the publication of the release schedule and the technical specifications for this release. Highlights include PulseAudio, a switch to the fork of RPM that SUSE and Fedora are using, a parental control tool, mail import support for the Windows migration tool introduced in 2008, and automatic repository configuration via geoip.
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Style, as you might know, is a matter of taste. Some find that design A looks great, while others prefer design B. It has always been that way and will remain like that. I don't see anything wrong with that. That said, imho, other distros look worse than Mandriva.

The name... well, it is just as ridiculous as PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu or Suse or debian or sidux or knoppix or ... you get the idea.

About the codecs: Mandriva ships with more codecs than e.g. Ubuntu or Fedora by default. I don't see anything wrong here. And enabling the repos with the non-free stuff is a three click procedure that can be done by anyone. I don't really know what you are complaining about...

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