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Mandriva 2010 Spring: A Review for Newbies

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Yesterday, Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) was released after a rather long wait that kept many people wondering if there was going to be a new Mandriva after "Adelie" . Since I had the opportunity to download the ONE version, I immediately installed it on my Dell Mini Inspiron V Netbook to test it.

What's New?
Well, the first novelty is that I saw is the option to install the OS from the GRUB (the screen that lets you choose which OS you want to use to boot up the computer). However, I decided to run the Live CD first to see how it performed. I'm sure there are more novelties, but this one was the most obvious for the untrained eyes of mine.

A. Start up time:
From the Live CD, the distro took a rather long time to allow me interact with the OS (3 min, 50 sec to present the screen for language choice).

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