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Mandriva Linux One Spring 2008 Review

Jun 17, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Dang that's a mouth-full! Let's break it down a bit for anyone who may not be familiar with the lingo surrounding this very blue Linux. Mandriva Linux is the name of this distro. One is the name of the sub-distro. The choices are Free, One, and PowerPack. Free only contains free software. One is free as in beer, but may contrain some non-free software--perhaps, for example, MP3 playback capabilities. PowerPack costs money and contains commercial software such as Cedega, which would cost money if you got it anyway, and other software like Adobe Reader. The French and Brazilian folks at Mandriva release twice a year (Like Ubuntu and Fedora). This is the Spring release for 2008 and later we’ll have the Fall release.

"So, this month's Linux Format Magazine had Mandriva on it and it could run as a LiveCD, so I’m doing this review within the LiveCD..."

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