Linuxseekers reviews Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring, and concludes: “In conclusion, there is no doubt that Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is a great release. Great artwork! The hardware support for this release has been excellent with exception of the support for the two of my USB-based TV tuners (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 900 and the less well-known Compro type).”
Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring
Submitted by AdamW 2008-04-14 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 9 Comments
Pretty good review, and I always have a soft spot for Mandriva as it was my first distro, my first plunge into Linux world. 😉
Mandriva 2008 is fast, beautiful and overall very well done. Right now, it’s the best kde implementation and I have it running great on my laptop.
It’s a shame that it wasn’t able to make the pci wireless card that I have on my wife’s desktop work. It’s a prism-based chipset that I tested with both windows and the latest kubuntu beta and works fine there. I would have preferred to use Mandriva on that computer too, but kubuntu will likely end up there as the wife needs to be able to get online.
I haven’t yet reformatted the Mandriva partition so if there is an easy fix for the wireless issue, I am more than willing to give it a try.
One last thing: does anybody know why Mandriva isn’t using network manager. It seems more reliable than their home-grown tool.