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Mandriva: Good Choice for Newbies

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I installed Mandriva 2006 from a downloaded DVD onto a permanent Linux partition on my Pentium 4 machine.

I've one slight concern with Mandriva's otherwise excellent installation procedure -- partitioning during the installation, rather than before, is not as simple a task as with, say SuSE's Yast2 installer.

Generally, however, setup is a dream. It's handled speedily and graphically, with guidance for newbies and lots of options for the experienced.

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