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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 ...
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- 07-18-2008 #1
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- Jun 2008
Opinion about Mandriva
just a simple, yet helpful response would be greatly appreciated.
- 07-18-2008 #2
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!!!
- 07-18-2008 #3
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!I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 07-20-2008 #4
- 07-20-2008 #5
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.Distribution: Archlinux
Processor: 3 x Amd 64 bit
Ram: 4 GB
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
- 07-20-2008 #6
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- Jul 2003
- Farnborough, UK
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.Lansbury's Lido
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- 08-04-2008 #7
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- Nov 2007
- Bangalore, India