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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They're All Second Tier Distros
by segedunum on Fri 27th Apr 2007 00:07 UTC
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Well, I started with Mandrake (Mandriva), and I find this to be slightly unfair on them, because the stuff he's bashing them on can be found in just about every other distro out there. Mandrake is the only other distro apart from Suse that has at least half-decent config tools as well, which counts for quite a bit.

The problem for Mandriva and an awful lot of other distros is they just focus on all the wrong things. Metisse and getting it to work is rather pointless and the abomination of KDE is a fair point. This does not help people wanting to run a usable desktop or server system, it doesn't help people wanting to install software in a sane manner or the countless other things people need to do. Mandriva and others are trying to make an alphabet soup distro, which is not what is required.

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