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10 things Mandriva is doing right for Linux

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Some time ago, I stopped paying attention to Mandriva. I felt that this Linux distribution, which hails from France and is financially backed by Russia, wasn’t quite sure what it wanted to be. All has changed now. Mandriva knows where it is and where it’s heading. Mandriva Linux Powerpack 2011 is available for purchase and is one of the finest releases I have come across in quite some time. What makes it so good? Let’s break it down.

1: Smart desktop

This is really the one major place Mandriva has taken control. Ubuntu and GNOME have tried — and for the most part, are failing — to get people to take the bait for their newest iteration of the PC desktop. Well, Mandriva has succeeded. For all intents and purposes, Mandriva has taken KDE and layered on just a bit of what is unique about both Unity and GNOME 3. You click on the Start button and something akin to a Unity Lens opens. This Lens allows easy access to applications, documents, and even a user-based timeline for documents (called TimeFrame).

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