I began as a Linux user two years ago on MDK 9.1. I remember how horrible it was.
The other day I decided to give Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition and once again, in my opinion it's horrible.
In order to even install Mandriva *successfully*, I have to use the alt2 kernel alongside a pletheora of other options. Otherwise the installer stalls shortly after I'm done with package selection.
I've also noticed too much rushing will just simply kill the installer.
Furthermore, I've installed Mandriva 9 times now and I can't even use it. As soon as KDM loads the entire operating system freezes, leaving me with no other option but to kill the system. I've done everything possible, this problem just isn't fixable. This is the first distrobution to just outright not work at all on my system.
I'm beginning to become weary of the 2.6.x series. It seems every time I've used it on my PC there's always been some sort of problem; the system stalls, or something isn't detected, or the mouse just decides to die seconds after a fresh installation. The 2.4.x has NEVER had any of these problems on my system, and this baffles me because my hardware is fairly new. AMD64, 1GB RAM, SATA, etc.
Either way, I just needed to vent about how angry this distrobution makes me. How do you people stand using RPM as a means of "package management?" Dependencies alone are enough to drive you mad, let alone the slowness and instability of RPM packages themselves.
I should've known Mandriva could never replace Slackware. :lol: