Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 20:35 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "After making a lot of progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting point for an overall better quality operating environment. I was totally wrong. Both the PowerPack Edition and Discovery/LX have slid so far back with version 2007.1 that I have serious doubts as to the future of Mandriva's viability as a commercial desktop operating system." Read more at SoftwareInReview.
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Highly Inaccurate Article
by amjith on Thu 26th Apr 2007 23:00 UTC
amjith
Member since:
2005-07-08

I am a very satisfied user of Mandriva for the past 5 years. I don't deny Mandriva has its rough edges now and then, but their latest release is a lot more polished than some of the other distros mentioned in the comment threads.

Even the much praised Ubuntu has some unresolved issues in laptop suspend and hibernate. Mandriva got it right in this new release. No configuration required, just works.

Their new wireless configuration utility is top-notch. Very nice network discovery and effortless migration between networks.

The hibernate/suspend and the network discovery rivals win XP and OS X features.

The new metisse desktop is the most intuitive and a very user-friendly desktop manager that is currently available.

This is a revolutionary distro that is leading the way in Linux innovation. If you can't see this simple truth, I can't help but wonder, if you really ARE a linux user.

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RE: Highly Inaccurate Article
by Colonel Panic on Fri 27th Apr 2007 16:20 in reply to "Highly Inaccurate Article"
Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

"This is a revolutionary distro that is leading the way in Linux innovation. If you can't see this simple truth, I can't help but wonder, if you really ARE a linux user."

Yeah, we were all there already starting off with Man-Whatever but then we grew up into our Linux shoes and moved on. Back in the day Mandrake was good, but idiotic squabbling among some half-a**ed want-to-be developers ruined it.

I really have to admit that Mandrake ushered me into Linux and I will always be grateful for that. Unfortunately poor decisions have ruined a good distro

Where are you Gael?

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RE[2]: Highly Inaccurate Article
by AdamW on Fri 27th Apr 2007 17:12 in reply to "RE: Highly Inaccurate Article"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

If you haven't used Mandriva lately, how can you possibly judge it?

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