Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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Tried 2008 free
by alcibiades on Fri 12th Oct 2007 07:15 UTC
alcibiades
Member since:
2005-10-12

Yes, tried to install 2008 Free, and could not get SIS onboard graphics to work. Also all kinds of errors on reboot - and no, didn't do anything fancy, just took the default install. As in the past. Life is too short for this stuff, so put in Etch while my user's patience still held up. Went in and worked just fine.

2006 had worked fine. 2007 had failed to install properly on three separate different machines, one of which I took to Suse and two to Debian. 2007.1 I passed on. 2008 does this, admittedly only on one machine.

Life is too short. Others will probably have much happier experiences, but this is the end of my own interest in Mandriva. Which, sadly, I always used to be really enthusiastic about.

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RE: Tried 2008 free
by arctic on Sat 13th Oct 2007 16:33 in reply to "Tried 2008 free"
arctic Member since:
2006-04-19

Funny... my desktop machine has a SIS gfx-chipset (my Laptop has a CLE266 card), too and does (both do) work perfectly with 2008. Did you make sure that you did not get a bad burn or corrupt download by accident?

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