Before even trying Linux Mandriva like any other UNIXoid noobs I was using Ubuntu 8.02 and 9.04, and boy how stupid I have been back then. Why? Because all this time Mandriva DVD was sharing the dust on my forgotten shelve until one day I didn’t pick it up.
And oh God, here we are! Now, first of all what have Mandriva that Ubuntu haven’t?
usable graphical disk partitioning
instant access to on-line and off-line media
smart driver system
fast boot up speed
lack of the glitches
best software compilation
best windows software adoption
runs smoothly on the elder processors
full support of on-line updates
more versatile and flexible
rest here