Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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RE[5]: another distro!
by spiderman on Tue 18th Nov 2008 11:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: another distro!"
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Ubuntu or opensuse? Quite different beasts if you ask me.
Mandriva has nothing to do with Ubuntu and little in common with opensuse.

For one thing, Mandriva is a desktop distro, maybe the best desktop distro out there. It is tuned for the desktop. It boots fast, and launches applications fast (because it has preload by default). It has the most intuitive and best configuration tools. The XFCE edition is very polished and is quite different. I like XFCE because I find it the most intuitive desktop out there. It is a lot easier than KDE or GNOME for me. Mandriva and XFCE is the perfect match for me.

This is a great release and I'm happy they talk about it here.
This is one article about a new realease of Mandriva in the middle of 100s of articles about Windows 7, which is not released.
I don't see what you are complaining about. Mandriva is one of the most advanced distros out there (I believe it is the most advanced distro for the desktop) and it has a lot of unique features and this release brings a lot of new ones. This is a big step forward in the field of desktop OS. Ubuntu is just debian testing with a new theme and some desktop apps installed by default.

The biggest feature of Mandriva 2009 is its speed in my opinion. Try it. It boots in less than 15 seconds on my desktop and applications launch immediately. Nothing to do with Ubuntu or Opensuse.

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