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Mandriva Linux LE 2005

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If it sounds familiar, Mandriva is the new name for Mandrake Linux. Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 is the first distribution bearing this name.

LE 2005 comes with two DVDs, one for 32bit computers and one for 64bit. Installation is straightforward and we didn't experience any difficulties.

The disk partitioning wizard is particularly good and features an extremely useful graphical representation of the partitions already on the disk.

Once a space has been allocated, Mandriva can create the required partitions within it - a helpful option for those who are experienced enough to want to know exactly what is going on with their hard disk, without knowing the requirements of Linux.

All hardware, such as graphics and sound, are configured and tested at this point. It's essential that the correct resolution for your monitor is chosen here as it isn't possible to change it to use a higher one without returning to the installation process.

As with most Linux distributions there's a choice of desktop interfaces.

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