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  1. [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    A look at Mandriva Linux 2008

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | There were aspects of this Mandriva release that I really liked, such as the
    | installer and the Control Center but overall the system didn't really grab
    | me. It is quite a decent, well put-together operating system with all the
    | basics and a few extras like the Control Center and 3D desktop effects. It
    | was stable and ran well, but on the whole it didn't seem to offer anything
    | exciting enough to make me want to switch to the distribution permanently.
    | For the seasoned Mandriva user, I get the impression this will be quite a
    | worthy upgrade, but as for me I'm going to check back when the next release
    | arrives.
    |
    | 8 "Smarties" out of 10.
    `----

    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20071022#review

    Another good review:

    Mandriva Linux 2008

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Overall Score: 8.5
    `----

    http://rjdohnert.wordpress.com/2007/...va-linux-2008/


    Related:

    Mandriva Linux 2008

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | If you hate the word Ubuntu and just dont like the system, Mandriva works
    | well and the PowerPack contains everything you need unlike the Ubuntu default
    | install.
    `----

    http://rjdohnert.wordpress.com/2007/...va-linux-2008/


    Battle of the Titans: Mandriva 2008 vs openSUSE 10.3

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Overall Winner
    |
    | In our little just-for-fun comparison, we the judges find that Mandriva wins
    | by 4 categories to 2. But to the original question the answer would be to go
    | buy the Mandriva Power Pack or try PCLOS or ALT Linux in which advanced power
    | saving feature do work out of the box. Also, YMMV.
    |
    | However, don't forget that both openSUSE and Mandriva are both nice distros.
    | This little article is highly subjective and you may not agree. That's okay.
    | I love them both.
    |
    | Winner: Mandriva 2008.0
    `----

    http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/21155


    Mandriva 2008.0 rocks

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Mandriva 2008.0 seems to be a splendid release. Since setup I've not
    | experienced any problems. My system is fast, responsive, and stable. The new
    | artwork is gorgeous, and the fonts look great as well. I was pleased with the
    | hardware support, especially the powersaving features. I can play any
    | multimedia file format I have, and watch Flash videos on the Web.
    `----

    http://www.linux.com/feature/119783


    Mandriva Linux PowerPack 2008.0 review

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Like I usually say when Mandriva is at the apex of its release cycle, this is
    | desktop Linux as it should be. It's as advanced and complex as you need it to
    | be, and as automatic as most people would like it to be. Unlike nearly every
    | other desktop-oriented OS, with Mandriva I never run into incidents where the
    | automatic parts of the system interfere with my intentions for desktop
    | operation.
    `----

    http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/86/

  2. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:12:22 +0100, BearItAll wrote:


    >
    > So we now have the possition when Mandriva is again said to be a very good
    > product, that those who have been bitten on the bum before are not willing
    > to fly over to the Mandriva site and shell out even a tenner, until they
    > are certain that the release is safe to try.


    Well at least there is MandrivaOne. It's pretty good.

    >
    > Particularly as these problems were at the time of Suse 9.3, probably the
    > most major release of all distros. If Suse won you over at that time, it
    > was very hard to move anywhere else, 9.3 whether you set it as a server or
    > client was many rungs up the ladder compared to the other distro versions
    > of that time. It was a natural attraction for those who had been Mandrake
    > lovers, and frankly, for me at least, openSuse is still at least a small
    > head above the others. SLED and SLES though are those several rungs above.


    I switched to SUSE, too, eventually, though I'd like to go back to
    Mandriva if the promising improvements shown in the latest release prove
    to be solid.

    Though I did buy one of the Madrake powerpacks, I usually installed the
    free version, which was generally very good, up until 2006. It was the
    failings of this and following releases that eventually drove me from
    Mandriva.


    >
    > Others of that ilk will no doubt be in the Ubuntu camp now, or maybe the new
    > Fedora which I looked at last night because Roy mentioned briefly how
    > impressed he was with it.


    Good as it undoubtedly is, I've never quite clicked with Fedora. I used
    Red Hat at one time, without it ever feeling quite right for me, and
    Fedora is the same.

    >
    > So it is hard to see where Mandriva's new users will come from or how they
    > go about winning back the confidence of those who left Mandriva behind. But
    > can't help feeling a pang of old loyalty boiling up every time I see them
    > mentioned.


    The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back on
    track at last.

    --
    Kier


  3. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:05 : \____

    > The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back on
    > track at last.


    Yes, it seems so as well, almost everywhere you turn. Adam, who is the
    community leader, is running around promoting Mandriva 2008, but it's hard to
    compete against millions of Ubuntu fans that take over the Linux news. Nothing
    wrong with that, by the way, but it becomes a tough battle for visibility.
    Ubuntu gets a lot of attention.

    --
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  4. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:52:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:05 : \____
    >
    >> The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back on
    >> track at last.

    >
    > Yes, it seems so as well, almost everywhere you turn. Adam, who is the
    > community leader, is running around promoting Mandriva 2008, but it's hard to
    > compete against millions of Ubuntu fans that take over the Linux news. Nothing
    > wrong with that, by the way, but it becomes a tough battle for visibility.
    > Ubuntu gets a lot of attention.


    True, and it will be hard for Mandriva to make up that lost ground. But
    the distro did have a lot of fans at one time, so it stands a chance, IMO,
    provided the developers keep up the good work they've been doing recently.

    --
    Kier


  5. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 22:53 : \____

    > On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:52:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:05 : \____
    >>
    >>> The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back on
    >>> track at last.

    >>
    >> Yes, it seems so as well, almost everywhere you turn. Adam, who is the
    >> community leader, is running around promoting Mandriva 2008, but it's hard
    >> to compete against millions of Ubuntu fans that take over the Linux news.
    >> Nothing wrong with that, by the way, but it becomes a tough battle for
    >> visibility. Ubuntu gets a lot of attention.

    >
    > True, and it will be hard for Mandriva to make up that lost ground. But
    > the distro did have a lot of fans at one time, so it stands a chance, IMO,
    > provided the developers keep up the good work they've been doing recently.


    They've just set the Club free. Also, they got some contracts recently. It's
    probably Microsoft's rotten moves in Europe, possible lawsuits by proxy, FUD,
    and even patent deals that do the most damage to Mandriva adoption. They have
    stooped pretty law and their actions are probably illegal. The US DoJ doesn't
    give a flying f* because it's occupied by lobbyists, insiders, and
    administration people that "save the economy". There's a lot of corruption
    involved and it's a complex thing. Those who deny this just don't know enough.

    --
    ~~ Best of wishes

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  6. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:38:55 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 22:53 : \____
    >
    >> On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:52:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:05 : \____
    >>>
    >>>> The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back on
    >>>> track at last.
    >>>
    >>> Yes, it seems so as well, almost everywhere you turn. Adam, who is the
    >>> community leader, is running around promoting Mandriva 2008, but it's hard
    >>> to compete against millions of Ubuntu fans that take over the Linux news.
    >>> Nothing wrong with that, by the way, but it becomes a tough battle for
    >>> visibility. Ubuntu gets a lot of attention.

    >>
    >> True, and it will be hard for Mandriva to make up that lost ground. But
    >> the distro did have a lot of fans at one time, so it stands a chance, IMO,
    >> provided the developers keep up the good work they've been doing recently.

    >
    > They've just set the Club free. Also, they got some contracts recently. It's
    > probably Microsoft's rotten moves in Europe, possible lawsuits by proxy, FUD,
    > and even patent deals that do the most damage to Mandriva adoption. They have
    > stooped pretty law and their actions are probably illegal. The US DoJ doesn't
    > give a flying f* because it's occupied by lobbyists, insiders, and
    > administration people that "save the economy". There's a lot of corruption
    > involved and it's a complex thing. Those who deny this just don't know enough.


    Mandriva were responsible for their own problems, not MS. Blaming MS for
    every problem Linux has of its own making is a fool's cop-out.

    --
    Kier



  7. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    ____/ Kier on Wednesday 24 October 2007 09:19 : \____

    > On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:38:55 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 22:53 : \____
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:52:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ____/ Kier on Tuesday 23 October 2007 11:05 : \____
    >>>>
    >>>>> The new release looks extremely good. Mandriva seems to be getting back
    >>>>> on track at last.
    >>>>
    >>>> Yes, it seems so as well, almost everywhere you turn. Adam, who is the
    >>>> community leader, is running around promoting Mandriva 2008, but it's hard
    >>>> to compete against millions of Ubuntu fans that take over the Linux news.
    >>>> Nothing wrong with that, by the way, but it becomes a tough battle for
    >>>> visibility. Ubuntu gets a lot of attention.
    >>>
    >>> True, and it will be hard for Mandriva to make up that lost ground. But
    >>> the distro did have a lot of fans at one time, so it stands a chance, IMO,
    >>> provided the developers keep up the good work they've been doing recently.

    >>
    >> They've just set the Club free. Also, they got some contracts recently. It's
    >> probably Microsoft's rotten moves in Europe, possible lawsuits by proxy,
    >> FUD, and even patent deals that do the most damage to Mandriva adoption.
    >> They have stooped pretty law and their actions are probably illegal. The US
    >> DoJ doesn't give a flying f* because it's occupied by lobbyists, insiders,
    >> and administration people that "save the economy". There's a lot of
    >> corruption involved and it's a complex thing. Those who deny this just don't
    >> know enough.

    >
    > Mandriva were responsible for their own problems, not MS. Blaming MS for
    > every problem Linux has of its own making is a fool's cop-out.


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  8. Re: [News] Mandriva Interview and Good Review in DistroWatch Weekly and Elsewhere

    Kier wrote:
    > On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 03:38:55 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:


    >> There's a lot of corruption involved and it's a complex
    >> thing. Those who deny this just don't know enough.


    But Roy "Lying Spamming Idiot" Schestowitz does: he sits in his dorm room
    posting 70 cola messages a day and reading anti-MS conspiracy websites and
    forms stupid opinions about the world.



    > Mandriva were responsible for their own problems, not MS. Blaming MS
    > for every problem Linux has of its own making is a fool's cop-out.


    Exactly.

    You trolling, Ballmer-loving, MS-apologist you



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