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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I've been running Mandriva as my primary OS for a few years now after dual booting for years before and still can't find a reason to seriously consider another distribution. Even Debian has been slow to really make use of on VM install becuase my Mandriva ISO is right there and handy.

2008.1 has been fantastic on my systems too. There seems to be a SquashFS error during boot off the livdCD but it does not seem to effect anything and the Free disks have shown no issues.

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