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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Another 'Me Too' comment...
by wakeupneo on Fri 30th May 2008 06:48 UTC
wakeupneo
Member since:
2005-07-06

My old AMD system had a meltdown, literally, so I thought I'd give Intel another try after backing the little guys for a few years.

Once the system was complete, I found PCLinuxOS wouldn't detect my SATA drives and various other components on the motherboard, so I figured I'd give PCLOS's big brother a try. Everything detected correctly with Mandriva which strikes me as a little odd, since PCLOS is based on it...but anyway...

I have to say, in terms of useability OOTB, Mandriva 2008 is hard to beat. This is a very slick release and well worth a look if you haven't tried a Man-drake/driva distro for a while.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

PCLinuxOS is Debian with Draketools rather than Mandriva forked if I'm told correctly. It's all the goodness of apt-get and draketools combined though I also prefer to remain higher up on the fork with Mandriva.

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agrouf Member since:
2006-11-17

PCLOS does use rpm, doesn't it?
I had the impression that many PCLOS rpm were directly taken from Mandriva.
Anyway, this is a nice distro, but it does not support many languages and the software selection is still limited. This is a good introduction to Mandriva when you come from ubuntu and are used to synaptic.

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