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Mandriva 2008.1 KDE hits a sweet spot

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I've been installing some of the latest Linux releases for the past week to better understand what's available. And the surprise, for me at least, is that the best distribution for me in this latest round isn't my old favorites openSUSE or Ubuntu, but Mandriva 2008.1 KDE.

My New OS - Mandriva Linux

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sufyanism.blogspot: I switched to Mandriva Linux this past week. Having tried and tested the Live CD, and verifying that everything was fine, I decided to install it on the HD.The boot was quiet, and the installation took around 15 minutes.

Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

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This document describes how to enable and configure Compiz Fusion on a Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME desktop with an NVIDIA graphics card.

The Simply Simple Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

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linuxtreat.blogspot: Mandriva Linux 2008.1 Spring have up-to-date version of the major components such as KDE 3.5.9(KDE 4.0.3 also available), GNOME 2.22, Compiz Fusion 0.7.2, 2.4.0, Linux Kernal Mandriva support vast varieties of hardware, it automatically detects and configure most of the hardware.

Break from PCLinuxOS to Test Mandriva 2008

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: We had PCLinuxOS 2007 final sometime in May 2007. It’s almost an year and the developers say PCLinuxOS 2008 will come out before Christmas of this year, i.e., still 6-7 months to go! This uncertain delay has led many desktop users to try suitable alternatives.

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, Mandriva?

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MDV First Mandriva’s live CD takes me through a few questions such as my language, location, keyboard layout, and even had me accept their terms and conditions. Then, the next thing I saw was beautiful!

Mandriva Linux - Great For Newbies

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itnerd.wordpress: Let’s say that you want to dump Windows, but you don’t want to go to Mac? That leaves Linux as your only option. But you’re scared about moving to Linux as you’re not sure that it’s right for you. No problem, there’s a Linux for you and It’s called Mandriva Linux One. I tried this out a week ago and it is nothing short of amazing!

Also: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Xfce edition released

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

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