Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Apr 2009 11:05 UTC, submitted by Anne
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The RC2 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Estephe) is now available. This RC2 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, server 1.6, and kernel 2.6.29. This RC2 version proposes also nearly all of the 2009 Spring design. This version will allow you also to dump in a very easy way All available One hybrid isos on a USB key and then install Mandriva Linux on netbooks.
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by AbuHassan on Wed 8th Apr 2009 18:01 UTC
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I have FINALLY found a Linux distro that really does "Just Work (c) (r) TM" on my wife's Aspire One!

Installed it last night, EVERY piece of hardware is detected, the wifi adapter doesn't lose it connection randomly (Unlike Ubuntu 8.10/9.04 and it's derivates like eeebuntu, crashbang, etc), it boots very fast compared to any distro i've installed on it before and it's KDE4 is rock solid and VERY responsive too.

The config tools are very nice and work very well, the repo's are quite comprehensive too. They even have UADE, which feeds her Chiptune addiction quite nicely. lol

Her comments on the look and feel of it were (and I quote) "Ooh, very socialist!" ;)

Top marks Mandriva! You have TWO converts now, and potentially many more as I shall be recommending it to anyone who asks which distro they should try. I might even put my hand in my pocket and buy a copy or three. ;)

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