Mandriva 2010 - I mean ... Wow!

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi guys,

    Let me start by saying Mandriva 2010 is a blast.

    Now, that said, maybe you want to take a look at my long, enthusiastic review of said Linux distribution, running KDE desktop, including live CD experience, installation and post-install usage, covering topics like Wireless. Bluetooth, Compiz Fusion, Multimedia codecs - MP3, Flash, Windows video, looks and themes, ergonomics, performance, laptop modes - suspend & hibernate, software management, some perks, and more.

    You shall be pleased!

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mandriva-2010.html


    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  2. Meriadoc

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    Totally agree, Mandriva 2010 is slick.
     
  3. Eice

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    This reminds me of the Mandriva ISO I downloaded awhile back, but never got around to trying.

    Compiz's choppy performance on Kubuntu - especially with Firefox - has been bothering me for awhile now. Looks like it's time to give Mandriva a whirl.
     
  4. Beavenburt

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    Mandriva wouldn't boot into X on my machine. Tried a few tweeks that didn't work so it was promptly binned. Shame, it looks a good distro.

    Eice, are you running kubuntu 9.10. If so, kde 4 has built-in composite effects, why use compiz?
     
  5. andb

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    I try to like mandriva, but since it became mandriva some years ago i have had only bad experience with it. openSUSE have always give me a better result. I have read mixed reviews about this new release, but ultimately the bad software selection and font rendering makes this a pass for me.
     
  6. Ocky

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    Looks like a viable alternative to Ubuntu for someone like me i.e. not a geek just want to get things done.
    Mrk's grub2 up-coming tutorial will be of great interest... eg. why using core.img rather than creating a custom boot entry, or chainloading for dual booting.
    Thanks for the great review.
     
  7. wilbertnl

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    I have a similar problem, I get around it by selecting 'text' as video mode.
     
  8. Beavenburt

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    Thanks for the tip wilbert. I'll try and have another play with the livecd this weekend if I get the time.
     
  9. chronomatic

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    Why would you use Compiz on Kubuntu?
     
  10. chronomatic

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    I had that problem with 2009 Spring edition. Is this still an issue in 2010?
     
  11. Beavenburt

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    Sorry that wasn't very clear, I meant to say you don't need compiz with KDE4.

    With regards to Mandriva 2010, I tried wilberts method and X would still not run, so yes it appears to be an issue still.
     
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