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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I like this one
by Jokel on Fri 30th May 2008 06:43 UTC
Jokel
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2006-06-01

I must admit I am a long time Mandriva user. I think "Spring 2008" is one of the best versions of Mandriva until now.

Sure - no distribution is perfect. There are some (very) little problems with Mandriva 2008.1 too, but absolutely no showstoppers.

I have tried several other distro's, but keep coming back to Mandriva. I tried Ubuntu, but don't like Gnome, and Kubuntu is far from perfect. The only distro I liked other than Madriva is PCLinuxOS. And that one is based on... Mandrake/Mandriva.

It is a sad thing that Mandriva does not get the attention it deserved. For me it's the only distro that works on every machine I tried (even a P3 500MHz, 192Mb IBM Thinkpad - talking about low specs). Now - that's something even Ubuntu was not capable to do.

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