Way back in ancient times when Mandriva was still Mandrake this was actually the first distribution of Linux I recall ever using. Things have come a long way since. These days Mandriva is an excellent distribution, definitely up to par with all of the rest. Mandriva offers extensive consumer services and business solutions, but for the everyday Linux user there is also the Mandriva free download DVD ISO. This DVD comes with optional KDE or Gnome desktops, and wide selection of popular free software.
More Mandriva 2010.2 Features
* A wide range of software, with over 20,000 packages to choose from.
* Mandriva Linux is available in over 70 languages thanks to the excellent community.
* A small selection of desktop themes to get you started.
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