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Mandriva 2009.1 “Spring” is Stunning

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After checking out Kubuntu 9.04, I found myself terribly disappointed and looking for another KDE-based distribution, so I could possibly experience greener pastures. Mandriva ships a version of their distro with KDE 4.2 as well, and a reader of my blog recommended that I check it out. In fact, Mandriva 2009.1 “Spring” was recently released, so I figured now is a good time to see what Mandriva is offering these days.

In the past, I usually found myself disappointed with Mandriva. I have been an on-again off-again user for several years, and usually there was some major issue in each release that kept me from using it as my default desktop. In the old days of Mandrake, I found that most of the packages that were included were a version or two behind, and the distribution was hardly cutting edge. In later releases, I experienced weird and unexplained bugs that annoyed me. In general, I have always stuck with Kubuntu, as it has always contained the latest KDE desktop and bleeding edge programs.

Where do I start? Well, they say that first impressions last forever, and the first impression of Mandriva 2009.1 is pure beauty.

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