Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th May 2008 20:37 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Two Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring reviews came out in the last couple of days. ZDNet notes that "Mandriva Linux is popular with developers and enthusiasts, and there's a thriving community ready and able to help with problems" and concludes that "overall we liked what we saw. Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring may not be the best distro for the newcomer moving over from Windows, but if you're used to the way Linux works and want to try something different, give it a try". Linux.com praised the hardware support and the Control Center, and declared that "despite a few minor glitches, after several weeks of testing the two Mandriva flavors, I have finally come across a distro that gives you the best of the GNU/Linux and proprietary worlds in terms of ease of use, range of software, and stability on hardware that ranges from old Celerons to newer multi-core machines".
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Using it right now...
by the_trapper on Fri 30th May 2008 01:17 UTC
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I'm using it right now, and I have to say that it really does "feel" great. The Control Center works great, everything just worked on my Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop, including 3-D graphics and video card. It's been very stable so far and Mandriva's treatment of Gnome is very good. I just like the whole look and feel of Spring 2008, it has excellent colors and gradients, but it isn't overdone.

Make sure you enable the PLF repos at http://plf.zarb.org/ if you want access to restricted audio and video codecs.

It is also nice having access to a full featured live CD that even includes proprietary drivers and the Flash plugin.

All in all, I have to agree with everyone else above, this is one of the best releases I've ever used.

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