Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th May 2008 20:37 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Two Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring reviews came out in the last couple of days. ZDNet notes that "Mandriva Linux is popular with developers and enthusiasts, and there's a thriving community ready and able to help with problems" and concludes that "overall we liked what we saw. Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring may not be the best distro for the newcomer moving over from Windows, but if you're used to the way Linux works and want to try something different, give it a try". Linux.com praised the hardware support and the Control Center, and declared that "despite a few minor glitches, after several weeks of testing the two Mandriva flavors, I have finally come across a distro that gives you the best of the GNU/Linux and proprietary worlds in terms of ease of use, range of software, and stability on hardware that ranges from old Celerons to newer multi-core machines".
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I'm using it
by WereCatf on Thu 29th May 2008 21:08 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I've been using Mandriva 2008.1 Spring for several weeks myself too and I have to say that I really like it. The only issue I've had is with the nVidia drivers which refuse to work unless I modify xorg.conf and add the line ConnectedMonitors="DFP". Without that line it insists that the laptop is connected to an external display. And the second issue with them is that I have to supply a modified edid file to the drivers to get proper display resolution. Though, this is a bug in nvidia drivers and it's present in all distros, it's not Mandriva specific. Nv works just though ;)

I actually told sometime ago here in OSnews in a comment how I liked Mandriva and stated already then that I don't feel it's really so newbie-friendly. But if you know Linux from before then it's a really great and hassle-free distro ;)

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