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Back From The Wilderness With Mandriva One 2010

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With so many exciting new Linux distributions being released in the annual autumnal rush, you might wonder why I chose Mandriva 2010 (http://www2.mandriva.com/) to get back into the swing of Linux things.

I have the ISOs for Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint 8 sat on my hard drive, but I think it was hearing about Mandriva's excellent interpretation of the KDE 4.3.2 desktop environment that sealed it.

I have to confess that once the initial shine wore off, KDE 4 left me quite cold; I've little time for its side-scrolling kicker-style menu, and don't even get me started on those desktop-cluttering widgoids, or whatever they're called (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(KDE)).

But Mandriva 2010 has gone a long way toward changing my mind about KDE 4, at least the One variant I installed on my recently-acquired desktop test rig has.

Anyway, back to Mandriva 2010.




Mandriva One

My Mandriva install started out good but been acting a bit jittery after a couple of weeks of heavy use. Overall though a good experience.

re: mandriva

Mine's still holding up good. I've been a bit hesitant to apply updates tho afraid all this goodness will leave. Big Grin

Mine's a Free install with non-oss stuff added later. I've been using it since its release, excepting taking about two weeks out to run opensuse 11.2. But I couldn't wait to get back to mandriva.

Mandriva 2010 has its issues.

Overall, an excellent release--but like all releases, it does have its issues. If you're interested in installing Mandriva 2010, you *must* read the Mandriva 2010 Errata page.

As I followed this release from alpha to beta to RC to final, I was caught out by a couple of issues in the final release--reading the errata page showed me how to work around these.

In any case, Mandriva 2010 is the release I'm installing for family and friends.

Mine's still holding up good.

srlinuxx wrote:
Mine's still holding up good. I've been a bit hesitant to apply updates tho afraid all this goodness will leave. Big Grin

That was my mistake.

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