Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring
May 30, 2008, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Last month Mandriva announced its latest Spring edition.
Despite a few minor glitches, after several weeks of testing the
two Mandriva flavors, I have finally come across a distro that
gives you the best of the GNU/Linux and proprietary worlds in terms
of ease of use, range of software, and stability on hardware that
ranges from old Celerons to newer multi-core machines.
"I tested two Mandriva offerings. Mandriva's flasgship edition,
Mandriva One, comprises a half dozen live CDs, three each for the
KDE (version 3.5.9) and GNOME (2.22) desktops, each of the three
distinguished only by different Internationalization support. There
is no DVD available for the One version. I also tried is the
commercial Mandriva Powerpack edition, which is available for a fee
($59 for the download version and $89 for a boxed set) that
includes support as well..."