Mandriva 2007 Disappointing
I downloaded and installed Mandriva 2007 within a week after it was released for public download.
Previously I used Mandriva 2005LE and for me that is still the best Mandriva release ever in terms of reliability and the fact that almost everything worked perfectly.
Mandrica 2006 was a huge flop and I tries installing it twice but there were so many things not working that I gave up on it minutes after installation.
Now, with almost four months of using 2007, I will probably go back to 2005LE. I applied almost all the updates and now my updater does not work any more. Printing was a pain from day 1 and when one hits the print button in a program, the print dialog needs a full five minutes to get alive. The same goes for clicking the "printers" button under peripherals in the control centre. Also, KIIIB stopped working because mkiso gives fatal errors.
The update for the menu bar to include all the missing items did not work and open office did not want to save a document. I am running a previous version of that. Mandriva 2007 also messed up two of my users so that the system crashed after logging in on those user names. Luckily no data loss and I could move it over to new users.
As far as I can see, there is no updated 2007 available for download. If that is the case, I would like to try it once more. Does anyone know about something like that?