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Mandriva Linux 2008 — the worst/best release

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Mandriva is well known for its simplicity, ease of use, responsiveness and stability. The 2008 edition was adverized as having all those features and more. A little delay with the release was explained by the need to “polish” the system and correct the bugs that appeared in the last moment. So consequently we all waited for the real revolutionary system, which would show what Linux really can do. And what did we get?

The installer

Let me start from the beginning, namely the system installation. Here Mandriva can be proud of itself. After running the installer we are welcomed by a new wallpaper — a blue background with two DNA-like strings. The idea is to stress connections with the community. One should admit that this looks more professional than the one from Spring edition.

As usual the installer is very simple and fast. In the 2008 edition we have fewer installation steps and the known bugs are fixed.

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Mandriva 2008 Install Failure

I had a really tough time installing Mandriva 2008. Basically GRUB failed on me.

I wrote about what I was up to here:

http://slashdot.org/~PhillC/journal/187797

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