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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Fonts and general feel
by Eudoxus on Fri 12th Oct 2007 15:41 UTC
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I installed KDE One on my avarage ThinkPad R50 and was able to keep it fer approximately one hour. I noticed some glitches (for example - all windows got transparent after suspend to RAM). But my general complaint is about how it looks. I have bad luck with getting good fonts on Mandriva and I experienced the same with PCLOS. Whatever fonts I try and whatever settings I use - everything looks like crap. On SuSE and Debian fonts look great. Why there are problems with Mandriva? Moreover, why Mandriva has so cheap bootsplash - ir looks kind of unfocused. Is it that hard to make one that is a bit sharper. In spite of the fact that I like how Mandriva preforms, it is not my distro of choice. Yes, I think that new openSuSE release is much better.
Just my 2 cents.

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