flebber.wordpress: With the release of Mandriva 2008 under its new leadership we saw a return to a quality build process and a very strong release. Based on releases up to RC1 Mandriva seems set to put out a quality release high on end-user friendliness, features and stability where will PClinuxOS niche lie then.
planetoss.com: Mandriva was the first distribution I used back in 2001 when I started using Linux. Mandriva's earlier decisions like releasing their OS to the public after a month or so and some annoying bugs made me to stay out of Mandriva but recently I tried Mandriva's 2008 release and was really impressed with their work.
Fabrice Facorat: Previous Mandriva versions were using an icon featuring the mandriva logo and the text for menu. Now finally, with the 2008.1 Spring, the menu icon will keep a small size even when increasing kicker height.
Frederic Crozat: No, Michael, Mandriva Linux is NOT a purely "KDE distribution" and it hasn't been for the last 7 years! It might have been 8 or 9 years ago, when it was originally created, but it is no longer the case for more than half a decade now.
linsec.ca: As usual, I take a day or two when a new Mandriva version is in RC status to install and play around with it. Every release since I’ve had the Libretto, there is always something that needs to be tweaked or that just doesn’t work out quite right.
wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.
beranger.org: When I see the default KDE layout (with the horrendous 'Menu' button), I wonder how many years would take to Mandriva to figure out a better default. A default is supposed to be studied as "the preferred option" or as "a reasonably good compromise" for as much as possible people from the intended targeted group.
mandriva.com: The fifth pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release includes the all-new artwork for the 2008 Spring release, further improvements to the Mandriva software management tools, WPA-EAP support in the network configuration tools, KDE 3.5.9 and available 4.0.1.
Per Øyvind Karlsen: I've just finished porting urpmi (and rpmtools) to rpm 5.0, making it the first dependency solver supporting rpm 5.0! There seems to be less regressions with rpm5 currently, this was surprising considering it being a quite recent major release.
In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.