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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by Erunno on Sat 13th Oct 2007 10:19 UTC
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I didn't have the opportunity to test Mandriva fully as it wouldn't boot on my desktop system where I have a spare partition for occasional distribution testing but one detail that caught my eye with the livecd was that it doesn't respect my language choice I made in Grub. With Ubuntu and openSUSE the configuration/installation dialogues use the language selected in Grub by default while Mandriva switches back to English (although the language pack was available).

It's small details like this that make one distro feel more polished than the other.

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