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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RE[2]: Great help from Adam
by JeffS on Fri 30th May 2008 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Great help from Adam"
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I read too that the V4 of the firmware didn't work, but V3.

So there we have it. If you use the native kernel driver for bcm43xx, use V3 of the firmware.

If you use ndiswrapper, use bcmwl5.inf, not bcmwl6.inf.

I think my whole problem in this ordeal was that I had used V4 of the firmware with the native kernel driver, and bcmwl6 with ndiswrapper.

Thanks again Adam.

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