Linux.com: Mandriva 2007: Back in the Race
Nov 02, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Beginning with an easy-to-use installer and booting into a
well-thought-out desktop, Mandriva 2007 provides an environment
that is aesthetically consistent and makes new users feel at home.
Where Mandriva 2006 failed to provide an appropriate level of
support for more advanced users, Mandriva 2007 includes prominently
displayed tools for configuration from the desktop. Although these
tools are marred by sluggish package management and an unhelpful
security rating system, as well as instability on some machines,
overall Mandriva 2007 re-establishes the distribution as one of the
most advanced desktop experiences in GNU/Linux.
"Mandriva 2007 comes in several editions. Those who prefer to
use only free software have a choice of the One live CD for either
GNOME or KDE, or the Linux Free edition..."