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". 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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trying again.
by raver31 on Fri 30th May 2008 10:25 UTC
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I try every release of Mandriva. The pinnacle for me was Mandrake 10.

Since then, I have let my club membership lapse, as I switched after various problems;

Update servers running very slowly.
Updates to the kernel not allowing the system to reboot with the changes.

Anyhow, I downloaded 2008.1 and installed it. I ran the updates and restarted. Perfection. This version will stay on this machine for the foreseeable future.

I particulary like the way it will automatically download codecs that it does not have.

Now to try kde4.1 on it !

Thanks Mandriva.

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