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Review – Mandriva 2010 Spring Gnome

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I am sure you know, but in case you didn’t – one of the most exciting and long lived desktop Linux distros has rolled out a new release. Yes, Mandriva 2010 Spring is out – and I love it.

This week Mandriva will feature three times – Two reviews; Gnome and KDE edition, and then I will be using Mandriva 2010 Spring KDE edition for another “7 Days Challenge Series.”

On to the review of the Gnome edition then…

First Impressions.

Mandriva 2010 Spring is awesome. The Gnome edition is as polished and complete as you can get. I love it. The version I downloaded is the installable Live CD.

2010 Spring Gnome sports a very suave blue theme, resplendent with blue splash screens, Grub menus and a pretty blue background.

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