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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Comment by AdamW
by AdamW on Fri 30th May 2008 23:05 UTC
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2005-07-06

As I mentioned it's hard to know what internal version any given copy of the Broadcom driver is, so if you want to use the native driver, just use the copy of the driver I linked to in my post. That one is known to work well with it.

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RE: Comment by AdamW
by JeffS on Sun 1st Jun 2008 15:11 in reply to "Comment by AdamW"
JeffS Member since:
2005-07-12

I'm successfully using the windows driver with ndiswrapper. But I just downloaded the native kernel firmware from the link in your post, just in case something goes wrong with the Windows one, or I just want to compare performance between the two.

Anyway, once again, thanks for your help.

Mandriva is really back to it's "A" game.

I've tried Ubuntu, Mepis, PCLinuxOS, openSUSE, sidux, and of course, Mandriva (all most recent releases), and Mandriva is standing head and shoulders above the others right now. Mandriva has:
1. The best installer
2. The best GUI config tools (MCC)
3. The best looking theme/desktop
4. The best HD detection (including automatic, out of the box detection of my ATI accelerated graphics card).
5. The second best (to sidux) performance (but sidux is more "bare bones", and requires more command-line admin).
6. The best repository (most up to date)
7. The best support!!!!!

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