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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Mandriva 2008
by ChrisA on Wed 17th Oct 2007 23:06 UTC
ChrisA
Member since:
2006-05-06

Why dont people just chant OS/2, its the OS/2 of the Linux world. Ubuntu is all anyone needs of course the 5 users of Mandriva may not agree.

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RE: Mandriva 2008
by glyj on Thu 18th Oct 2007 02:37 in reply to "Mandriva 2008"
glyj Member since:
2007-04-06

read the special issue n 32 of "GLMF" about viruses in Unixes :

The threat is real. They show several examples.

http://ed-diamond.com/produit.php?produit=505

The best protection ?

Diversity.
The more different systems are spread around, the more difficult it is to write an efficient virus.

My conclusion is : Use Mandriva Linux ! (or Debian, suse, slackware, LFS, Gentoo etc... )

regards
glyj

Edited 2007-10-18 02:41

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RE[2]: Mandriva 2008
by WereCatf on Thu 18th Oct 2007 09:29 in reply to "RE: Mandriva 2008"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

This may be a bit off-topic, but the link you gave is in french and doesn't seem to be much more than just the cover? So I decided to post a few bit more useful ones:

http://librenix.com/?inode=21
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/10/06/linux_vs_windows_viruses/

Anyway, I don't really think Linux viruses will ever become such a huge widespread problem as they are on Windows. Oh, maybe Vista will alleviate the problem on Windows side of things a little.

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