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Living with Mandriva 2008

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When Mandriva 2008 came out, I decided to stick with it, day in and day out and see how I felt. This isn’t a review, just a look at my experience with it. For those wanting a review, I’ll imitate one in one paragraph!

Most reviews I have written were written after spending a couple of days with a distribution. It is like having a friend over for the weekend. A whole different world than living with the friend every day. Or…. Having a one night stand, then deciding to date the person. The way you feel one day is probably very different a month later. So I moved in with Mandriva.

All of my hardware, none of it exotic, just works. I couldn’t play around with Compiz-Fusion due to my poor choice of video card and its proprietary drivers. Everything I need to do in my daily life I can do with Mandriva 2008 Powerpack.

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