Mandriva Spring 2008.1

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| If you are a new Linux user, blindly go for Mandriva Spring 2008.1. It hand
| holds you and you would not require to open the dreaded command line for any
| normal task. Till now I have not opened it, except for my programming work.
| It has great artwork and a friendly community too.
| This release has all the bells and whistles to impress all. Windows users
| will find the interface very similar to XP. Actually when it comes to
| installing XP ( with all associated drivers and applications) a new user will
| find Mandriva much easier and much - much faster.
| Don┬┤t believe me -- Give Mandriva a try.

Preinstalled and fully working. On a 'foreign' machine:

mandriva installation on acer 5050 laptop

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| Very easy and intuitive , Mandriva is the Ubuntu for the KDE fan!

In a couple of months, Mandriva will compete with just Vista, Ballmer's "work
in progress" which nobody wants anyway.


Mandriva 2008 Spring Quick Install

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| 10 minutes guide on installing Mandriva 2008 Spring DVD using GNOME desktop

Review: Mandriva 2008 Spring

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| The ease of installing Virtualbox alone is enough to make Mandriva 2008
| Spring worth a look!


Mandriva Linux 2008.1 - The Blooming Spring.

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| Mandriva Linux is a predominantly KDE-centric Linux distribution originating
| from France. This desktop-oriented Linux distribution which began its
| production in 1998 owes its popularity to its ease of installation and
| graphical productive draktools. I decided to review Mandriva 2008 Spring (aka
| Mandriva Linux 2008.1) when I got to know that, this new Spring edition has a
| full support for the Asus Eee PC and also improved support for mobile device
| synchronization. ┬* ┬* ┬*
| [...]
| In conclusion, there is no doubt that Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is a great
| release. Great artwork! The hardware support for this release has been
| excellent with exception of the support for the two my USB-based TV tuners. I
| hope that Acer notebook users will be very happy with this release as
| Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring also comes with third-party acer_acpi and wmi-acer
| modules. With a very active forum and vast amount of documentation available,
| help is abundant for the users. One of the things which really made a good
| impression on me is the mouse pointer integration support by Mandriva 2008
| Spring, when it is run as a guest operating system on the Virtualbox 1.5.6 ┬*
| OSE. With such a support, all of the mouse's actions will be directly sent to
| the guest operating system when I hover the mouse over the virtual machine's
| display. Delaying the Mandriva Online applet from checking for updates by a
| few minutes is also a very good move. ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬* ┬*