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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What I am curious about, is whether there are enough reasons to buy the Power Pack edition. Are their tools in it, that I can't get in another distro for free? Enabling the universe, and multiverse repos in Ubuntu, will get me over 23,000 software packages. I believe Gentoo has about the same. I saw where Cedega might be included, and I have that already. It works wonders on the new releases, but I've got tons of old games, that refuse to work on it. I'm just trying to see the benefits of switching over to Mandriva, from any other distro.

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opkool Member since:

besides CeDeGA, LinDVD, you have a ton of software in DVD format, so less to donload.

And you get the manual (if you get the boxed version).

And you get to make sure Mandriva continues existing, by paying them for their services.

Yes, you can use Mandriva paying nothing. But others feel like giving them some moneyfor their work is a fair thing.


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AdamW Member since:

Cedega, LinDVD and the Fluendo codecs are the banner benefits of the PowerPack edition. I think there's some other commercial stuff on there too, I don't have a package list handy right at the moment though.

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