"Mandriva started life in July 1998 (formally known as
Linux-Mandrake) as a KDE distro based on Red Hat. That was nearly
10 years ago and they've just released Mandriva 2008.1 Spring
Edition so let's have a look at this release.
"They've made NTFS partitions writable by default by including
the NTFS-3G system with the base install, this means that NTFS
managed partitions are writable (rather than just being readable as
per previous releases)..."
"Mandriva Linux is a predominantly KDE-centric Linux
distribution originating from France. This desktop-oriented Linux
distribution which began its production in 1998 owes its popularity
to its ease of installation and graphical productive draktools. I
decided to review Mandriva 2008 Spring (aka Mandriva Linux 2008.1)
when I got to know that, this new Spring edition has a full support
for the Asus Eee PC and also improved support for mobile device
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