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Mandriva 2011.0 - Supreme start, unhappy ending

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Mandriva is a distribution awash in politics. Not for the first time, the team and the operating system is undergoing turbulent changes, resulting in many a fork and spoon being created. But that's the not the reason why we're here. We're here to test the latest release of Mandriva, per Greg's request.

I am going to torture Mandriva 2011.0 for a while and give you my two cents on how it works, how it looks, how it behaves. We will do all the usual, including peripherals, 3D effects, multimedia support, installation in a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8 no less, we will discuss the look and feel a lot, address problems and issues, and even religion believe it or not, all in the purely technical context.

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Re: Mandriva 2011.0 - Supreme start, unhappy ending

Good read. I laughed out loud at a couple of his comments Big Grin

I shared the same overall feelings with Mandriva when I tested it out, but it seems the real problems creep up after it's actually used on a main PC. I used it on a notebook where I have minimal needs and didn't encounter a lot of these issues.

Why the 3D isn't enabled by default is beyond me. Totally nonsensical. The fact that the OS doesn't even hint that you should enable it is more so nutty.

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