Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 22:20 UTC, submitted by Valour
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. The only commonality among all releases are the excellent system configuration tools, which have continued to evolve over the years to match an increasing level of complexity in the desktop software stack. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0. Some of the important things that were dropped from the previous release (Cedega, LinDVD) are back, and some of the problems (huge K menu button, cluttered menus) have been mitigated."
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RE[2]: Interesting - GIMP
by jabbotts on Wed 17th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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You can use a desktop per task for thigns like GIMP which use multiple windows. For things like browser/ftp/email, those are indavidual window programs so stack them all on a desktop and sue alt-tab. In the case of terminals, four terms in a 2x2 block are nice since you can use one for reference while typing in the other (paths on a remote system curing scp, man on a second term when mucking with a new command, README |more'd in a second term while installing or compiling some such thing.

It really depends on the task grouping per desktop.

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