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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Random behaviours of Mandriva
by midoriconcept on Fri 27th Apr 2007 10:23 UTC
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Like lot of Osnews reader I have started playing with linux using Mandriva (I thought it was Mandrake 7.2).

It was way easier to install and configure than other distributions at the time.

And like many others I switched to Ubuntu one day and I stayed. Mandriva was very boring to use "for free" without subscribing to some service (for money), and ubuntu was offering a community support very impressive.

Recently I have decided to give a try to Mandriva 2007. The installation was absolute easy, and quite everything worked out of the box.. apart from the fact that, I was getting some random freeze for apparent no reason. In general I have noticed that for me Mandriva was working in a "esoteric" way. Some functionality worked, but sometimes not. I enabled desktop effect with no problem, but sometimes Xserver did not started.

At least in Ubuntu if something works.. well works.

Mandriva appeared to be instable, not very often, but showing some strange behaviour extremely difficult to understand or debug.

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