Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Linux.com Reviews Mandriva 2007 Spring Linux.com Reviews Mandriva 2007 Spring Submitted by reinouts 2007-05-08 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 8 Comments Mayank Sharma from Linux.com tries Mandriva 2007 Spring on several machines. He finds the distro to be very stable, sporting a good package selection, just the documentation a bit sparse. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 8 Comments 2007-05-08 10:41 pm dark child I am quite pleased with this release. The Mandriva QA team did a good job because 2007.1 is feature rich, but not bug ridden. 2007-05-09 12:17 am shiva Mandriva is a very good distribution and I think that it is better and more user friendly than Ubuntu/Kubuntu, but Mandriva has problems with marketing its products and to captivate the community. 2007-05-09 1:51 am linuxbeta I’m sure not everyone will agree, but I think the orange theme is pretty slick http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p… 2007-05-09 1:59 am bsharitt I’ve generally found Mandrake/Mandriva to be a decent on features, but even the final releases had a more beta quality feel to them. It’s good to see that they seem to be doing a bit more QA. 2007-05-09 4:25 pm xultz Wow, a Mandriva article on OSNews! I though Osnews was a Ubuntu only related site… 2007-05-09 5:03 pm Bounty I think it’s funny how anytime there is a ubuntu/vista/osx article, the thread is 5 billion posts long. Every kind of post is in there too. When there is a Mandriva article, there are just a couple posts that say, “yeah I tried it and it’s nice.” Mandriva’s biggest problem is it’s not controversial or buzzworthy enough. Maybe they need to jack something up, or really hammer home some feature or project. 2007-05-09 6:49 pm xultz Mandriva has the same buzz as SLES. Both are distros focused on the enterprise market, not community. And the fact that you obtain advantages by subscribing to Mandriva Club, it makes people look like if have to pay to use Mandriva. Opensuse, for example, have much more attention by the crowd. I dont mean its a bad thing for Mandriva to focus more on the enterprise (because Mandriva has a focus, instead of Ubuntu, IMO). 2007-05-09 9:46 pm AdamW We consider individual users a very important market for Mandriva and always have. The mainline Mandriva releases are always designed with individual users (or small offices) in mind. We have a separate product line (the Corporate line) for enterprise users. Please don’t get the impression that Mandriva Linux is for enterprises, it is not.