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Mandriva 2010 thoughts

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Mandriva, previously known as Mandrake, was always an interesting mainline GNU/Linux distribution to use, providing some superb server or desktop software. As far as quality is concerned, nothing much has changed since the Nineties, but as far as sophistication of the desktop is concerned, things have come a long way from those dark days of loud laughter when the GNU/Linux desktop was mentioned in public or in private. The presentday Mandriva desktop or the desktop of other GNU/Linux distributions is so much more complex than it once was. It is endlessly configurable and can be made to suit just about anyone’s tastes. It has left the Microsoft and Macintosh desktops behind in the 20th century.

The RC1 release was used for the purposes of this review, although the RC2 version should be around by the time you read this. RC1 proved to be bug free, an excellent and easy-to-use installation GUI which is a lot like the Ubuntu, openSUSE or Debian graphical installers. Many people are heard saying, “That was easier to install than XP.”

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