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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Misplaced Rant
by jcpinto on Fri 27th Apr 2007 00:11 UTC
jcpinto
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2006-08-30

In my humble point of view this isn't a review. This is a rant!

Obviously, the author has some misconceptions about several things like the video drivers, which in my experience are the best both on recent machines but also on some older machines that I had already tested. While in some other recent distros, video is just plain vesa driver, Mandriva auto-detect or is very simple to choose from a GUI list thanks to their DrakX tools!

While I agree that Mandriva has several problems (who doesn't?) most of them are not technical or in their product (the ones which I had where easily resolved - and here I see errata as a plus and not as a problem), but more in their organization, web presence and marketing!
Overall I highly recommend Mandriva Spring, since in my book it is very comprehensive and one of the best linux distro around!

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