Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 5th Aug 2008 19:14 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Jack Wallen of TechRepublic tried the Mandriva 2008 Spring and his verdict is "Mandriva Spring 2008 Live CD better than most other distributions fully installed." He claims that "This is, without a doubt, the finest release of any Linux distribution I have ever experienced in my 10+ years of using Linux."
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Mandriva 2008.1 Spring
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:08 UTC
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I was a Gentoo user for about 7 years before Mandriva got me converted back to using binary distros. They just have made a distro that's rock solid in almost every conceivable way. But I still wouldn't call it absolutely the best Linux distro whatsoever. It's all YMMV ;)

There's also a couple things I'd like them to improve, like set it up automatically with default repositories enabled and check for updates at the very start of the first boot. And I very much dislike the default theme. That's something I always change. Aside from that I only add PLF repos and install all the additional gstreamer packages ;) I just haven't found any need to tweak it any further :O

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