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Mandriva Linux

Mandriva 2011 Out 156

shibashaba writes "Mandriva 2011 is out. Look around for ISOs or click here if you already have Mandriva installed. [Or use the 32-bit torrent.] Mandriva may not be as popular as Ubuntu, but they came long before and had an easy to use (and powerful) desktop back when it was almost unheard of."
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Mandriva 2011 Out

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  • by MindPrison ( 864299 ) on Sunday August 28, 2011 @11:48PM (#37238536) Journal

    I recall one release of Mandriva that had lots of support requests on the forums for not working sound.

    The problem: by default the volume control was turned down completely! Just turning up the volume solved it. Silly.

    Whats even sillier - is to release an official distro with such a basic flaw, and call it user friendly.
    Many people this particular distro was aimed at - had NO clue how to use the alsamixer command from the terminal.

  • Re:wrong argument (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 29, 2011 @12:18AM (#37238654)

    Use it because it is more stable than Ubuntu. Use it because it's not trying to shove junk packages you don't need, like Ubuntu does. Use it because you have the balls to stray from your mundane little group of popular branded products, unlike Ubuntu users. Use it because it has prettier wallpaper.

    Or, you know...don't. No one really cares.


  • Re:wrong argument (Score:2, Insightful)

    by mysidia ( 191772 ) * on Monday August 29, 2011 @12:49AM (#37238780)

    I'm not sure they're using it as an argument to favor Mandriva over Ubuntu.... but it is true.

    It boils down to "Use Mandriva because it's more mature".... well, in that respect, you could say "Use DOS 6.0 or Windows NT, because it's older"

    Anyways... if an OS is more mature, and the newcomer doesn't offer a significant advantage, what is the reason to not use the older solution, again?

    Especially when Ubuntu has done some, err.... unwanted things with their GUI :-/

    What did Torvalds say about Gnome3 (the new solution) again? Something about it being an 'unholy mess [slashdot.org]', right?

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