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 satan666 on Tue 18th Nov 2008 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: another distro!"
satan666
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2008-04-18

No, every operating system does not need to be the 'best' but it SHOULD have something unique about it.

If I release an Ubuntu distro with a black theme, does it deserve news space?

In my opinion, no.

Although what they have created was no doubt a labour of love, it appears to contain nothing groundbreaking, nothing even evolutionary


If I am mistaken about this, please, provide me examples and argue your case


I am being modded down because people disagree with the sentiment, thats fine, but noone has retorted with a reason why this distro is anything different from any other or why I should use it over ubuntu or opensuse (the distros I currently use)


You are modded down because you are ignorant. Ten years ago, yes that's right, ten years ago there wasn't an user friendly Linux desktop. Mandriva took RedHat (which was server oriented) and created this desktop oriented distro. Mandriva is not another distro simply because Mandriva was around long before
most of today's popular distros. Maybe you can tag "another distro" most of those distros that came after Mandriva, but Mandriva remains a trailblazer in Linux desktop.

Edited 2008-11-18 13:45 UTC

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