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 must add my excitement
by eduardp on Fri 30th May 2008 12:37 UTC
eduardp
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2006-09-01

I've used mandriva since RedHat becomed Fedora. I started to run it because it was the only PowerPC big Distro that ran on Macs.
I think it deserves to be always at the top ranquings like RedHat, SUSE and Debian/Ubuntu.

Historically it deserves this position because it was the first distribution thinked for the average user.

And contrary to slackware it always tried to be at the top like the other distros. It would had been maybe the top 1 right now if ubuntu didn't appear in the very same niche they invented.

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