Switching to Linux which distro to use, Mandriva?

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| Wow, I was quite happy. Everything just worked, no glitches, no bugs I could
| easily find, or any thing I wasn’t able to do from lack of drivers. In my
| opinion, the perfect choice for a Linux newbie. Mandriva 2008-1 spring gets
| three pinguins.
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http://opencomputer.net/2008/05/02/s...-use-mandriva/

Mandriva/drake derivative:

PCLinuxOS Magazine May 2008 Released

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| PCLinuxOS Magazine, May 2008 (Issue 21) is available to download. You can
| find it at the new PCLinuxOS Magazine website.
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http://www.pclosmag.com/index.php?op...d=75&Itemid=28


Recent:

Mandriva LINUX - Great For Newibes Who Want To Test LINUX

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| The bottom line is this: Mandriva is a great LINUX distribution and the
| hardest part about setting it up was downloading the disk image via
| BitTorrent (because my ISP throttles BitTorrent… grrrr. Though you can
| download it via a web browser too. But it will take longer). If you’ve been
| looking for a way to experiment with LINUX, this is the best way to do it. I
| highly recommend it. * *
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http://itnerd.wordpress.com/2008/05/...to-test-linux/
http://tinyurl.com/5ldl5f


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. * * * * *
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http://linuxseekers.com/index.php/co...va-linux-20081