Mandriva Linux 2010 packs a punch

MarthinusSwart

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I like my task bar on the left hand of my desktop space. Does this work in Gnome? Last Ubuntu I tried (6) it did not work as expected.
 

rurapente

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oooh. i had mandriva 2009. it was nice i enjoyed it. switched to fedora for certain reasons but will d'/l this tonight and give it a bash to see whats changed.
 

Hiro ZA

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is Mandriva easy to configure as a dual boot OS? i want to put it on our home laptop, but my wife prefers windows, so i want it to default to windows when laptop is booted up. it should only start mandrive if i choose so (from a boot menu)
 

web

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is Mandriva easy to configure as a dual boot OS? i want to put it on our home laptop, but my wife prefers windows, so i want it to default to windows when laptop is booted up. it should only start mandrive if i choose so (from a boot menu)
yip thats the default setting.
 

PPJ

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Yes!!!!!!:D Thats great news. Will downloan soon.
 

milomak

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I like my task bar on the left hand of my desktop space. Does this work in Gnome? Last Ubuntu I tried (6) it did not work as expected.
Right click panel properties and choosing left as your orientation doesn't work?
 

naudefj

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This one is a keeper. I've tested both Ubuntu 9.10 and Mandriva 2010.0. Both are great distro's, however, 2010 just feels right for me.

Some (possibly biased) observations:

1. I had to unplug my memory stick to get Ubuntu installed; not an issue with Mandy.
2. Ubuntu started without sound, after first boot is was working again.
3. Afrikaans support in Ubuntu is better.
4. Ubuntu's grub (OS selection) looks old and pale in comparison to Mandy's boot splash.
5. Ubuntu looks simple and uncomplicated, however, I prefer the control KDE provides.

Enjoy whatever you choose!

Frank
 

jacauc

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Just when I finished customizing Koala to my needs/likes... :(
 

cavedog

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Ok what version do you download? I want the KDE or Gnome version. But then There is asia-africa versions and europe1-americas and asio-noindia ect ect
 

I am Penguin

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OH MY Another? Which one then and Why?.

Kaola
Mandriva
Ultimate ( noted this ona is based on Kaola)

Can you have a Linux multi boot + Windows?

All so confusing!
 
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cavedog

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So many good linux OS I'm not sure what to choose. I'm not so much impressed with 9.10 due to some bugs that hammered it! But So many other coming out soon like openSUSE and Fedora. grrrrrr what to choose.
 
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