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Mandriva... Not Just for Classmates

Nov 12, 2007, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

[ Thanks to Adam Williamson for this link. ]

"As I've been poking around with Mandriva Linux for the last week or so (preparing to install it on a Classmate and researching prior to my interview with François Bancilhon), I've been impressed with it's apparent ease of use, quick installs, and out-of-the-box feature set. When a student came to me at the beginning of the week with an unlicensed, expiring Vista installation and asked me what to do, I tossed him an Ubuntu CD and sent him on his way. Unfortunately, Ubuntu didn't pick up his Atheros wireless chipset and his eyes glazed over when I started talking about NDISwrapper. Since he had nothing to lose except a bit of classtime with me, I burned him a copy of Mandriva 2008. Half an hour later, he was up and running, the wireless functional without any intervention..."

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