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    Opinion about Mandriva


    Hey. I'm pretty new to linux in general, and i've played around with suse, ubuntu, and fedora. I was wondering, for strictly desktop purposes only, is Mandriva good? Does it have good GUI interface, eye candy, powerful, etc...?

    just a simple, yet helpful response would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost202 View Post
    Hey. I'm pretty new to linux in general, and i've played around with suse, ubuntu, and fedora. I was wondering, for strictly desktop purposes only, is Mandriva good? Does it have good GUI interface, eye candy, powerful, etc...?

    just a simple, yet helpful response would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!
    Mandriva is good for desktop and server, you make the right decision to choose Mandriva for your desktop purpose.

    Yes you're right, Mandriva had a wonderful GUI (more than another distribution, i think),
    work for many hardware and peripherals,
    and easy to setup and maintain

    As you know, Mandriva is the first linux distribution i had,
    but now i am trying to install Ubuntu hehehe

    Go get Mandriva!!!

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    Hello - it works for me, and I love using Mandriva on the desktop. Earlier releases tended to be buggy, but these later ones (I'm using 2007.1) are very stable, and I have no problems.

    Experiences of distros differ between users because of variations in hardware, perceptions etc., but it's worth checking out. The package management system works very well (essential in any distro). I don't use any of the 3D desktop features, but I haven't changed distros for ages. Good luck!
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    think its great also easy to use

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    I used Mandriva for a while. It was very buggy back then, but as fingal says it's better now. It's a very polished distro, and the only rpm one that I actually ever liked. Setting up your repositories is a breeze and the number of software available through them is huge. My only major gripe is that it's a bit on the heavy-side, so it's slower than Debian, Slackware etc; but if you have a new machine, this shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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    First used Mandriva when it was Mandrake back at V8. Been a favourite distro of mine for years. Unfotunately it's always been pipped at the post for functionality on my laptop by Ubuntu based distros. If it wasn't for them I'd put more effort into getting it working with my hardware.

    Go for Mandrake though, you won't be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost202 View Post

    just a simple, yet helpful response would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!
    It WORKS! Use it to find out for yourself. I'm one of the satisfied Mandriva user.

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