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Mageia, Mandriva and IBM: Battle of Giants

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My laptop is very old, so old that many people don’t even remember the model. This is one of the last models designed and actually produced by IBM before it was sold to Lenovo. So, what was the trigger that made me think about divorcing Mandriva? Why did I decide to try Mageia?

It’s simple: Mageia has forked from Mandriva, so it was interesting to see if the new system got rid of some the annoyances Mandriva had. The initial review was good, so I though, it might be the time to change habits.

So, I had an IBM X31 laptop mentioned above, a DVD with Mageia 1, a comparatively quiet weekend, and a willingness to try something new. What was the result?

Mageia 1 took a long time to install.

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