"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
weâ€™ll have the Fall release.
"So, this month's Linux Format Magazine had Mandriva on it and
it could run as a LiveCD, so Iâ€™m doing this
review within the LiveCD..."
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