Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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RE[5]: another distro!
by Jokel on Tue 18th Nov 2008 18:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: another distro!"
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Well I use Mandriva 2009 for various reasons. One of the most important reasons is the Mandriva Control Center. Here all important things are grouped together. Hardware, software, system settings, logs, boot settings, security settings, network and sharing - everything is managed from this center. The only Linux distribution that as a bit of the same ease of use is OpenSUSE.

In my opinion Ubuntu has a long way to go to even meet the ease of use Mandriva has. Kubuntu is a real KDE-disaster. It does not even comes close in the neigbourhood of the KDE implementations OpenSUSE or Mandriva have.

Hardware recognition is also one of the strong points of Mandriva. A lot of hardware that is not working under Ubuntu or other distro's, just work without any problem using Mandriva.

I tried a lot of distro's. I also tried Ubuntu, and although it is a nice distro, I fail to see why everybody is so exited about it. It is a reasonable, tough bit over-hyped, distro.

I use Mandriva 2009 on a day-today base. KDE 4.1.2 takes a little time to get used to, but after a while you do not want to get back to KDE 3.x. All applications and hardware (and even games) I need work without any problem, so I am satisfied user at this moment.

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