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#1 m.oreilly

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:37 PM

as everyone+dog knows, i have had several issues with running just about any Linux distro as of late ( :lol: ). after reassigning my optical drives, and using a different .iso burning app, i am now having the best Linux experience of my life! my audio is card working, nvidia drivers and beryl are configured (amarok is just fantastic, by the way :chriso: ) :lol: at this point, i'm so pleased with the "completeness" of this, the latest release of Mandriva. the new KDE/Mandriva gui is slick, and, coupled with beryl, makes for a very exciting and enticing interface. menus are clear: i find it easy to navigate around. hardware detected, and drivers galore (scsi raid0 out of box!). office and graphic utilities are included, and you have the option of installing server oriented components. i gotta say, Mandriva really shines in this release. i'm stoked!

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Mandriva Spring 07 PowerPack: 5/5 WOWs

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:42 PM

Great MO! :chriso:


........enough to make you dump Vista??





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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:02 PM

View Postscaramonga, on May 1 2007, 12:42 PM, said:

Great MO! :lol:
........enough to make you dump Vista??
:lol:
vista who :lol: ?


:lol:


nah, but i really intend to have fun with this distro. :chriso:

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:57 AM

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:49 AM

update:
when trying to watch online video files, the default app would crash, and even after a reboot, the app would load and continue to freeze. i ended up uninstalling it. the "sound system" would also crash/freeze, and continue to do so every time the system was rebooted (i hope my power switch works tomorrow, as i had to do cold shutdowns many many times). while the gui enhancements are fun, when things go south, they become an aggravating distraction. the last time i tried to play a cd, the audio disappeared. the first hour of use, it seemed stable beyond any other distro i had tried, but after hours of doing common tasks, the crashes and freezes became too much, to the point i was afraid to click on any of the many multi media apps, for fear i would have to cold boot yet again. i did use all the fancy desktop gui stuff, and the oss audio drivers (you should be able to use your gear, drivers and all, without issues, in a desktop environment. if you can't, well...), so you may have less issues if you go vanilla gui, but why would you if the candy is there, within reach? i know, linux in a server environment is highly regarded, but to me, the desktop market is a bit in the future, quite a bit (for an "average joe consumer" like myself).

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:16 PM

"try try again" is my motto :lol: i went ahead and reinstalled mandriva (after an abrupt encounter w/ubuntu, minty, and a flirtatious fling with suse). and i have to say, i have fallen in love all over again ;) more to come...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:22 PM

wait, maybe dumb question, i need a dvd burner right?

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:34 PM

View Postmysticalmoose, on May 3 2007, 01:22 PM, said:

wait, maybe dumb question, i need a dvd burner right?
...yes, unless you want to run it in vmware...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:43 PM

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"try try again" is my motto biggrin.gif i went ahead and reinstalled mandriva (after an abrupt encounter w/ubuntu, minty, and a flirtatious fling with suse). and i have to say, i have fallen in love all over again dribble.gif more to come...

Your excitement is letting me curious about this distro...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 09:14 PM

View Postvrosa x64, on May 3 2007, 01:43 PM, said:

Your excitement is letting me curious about this distro...

:chriso:
;) i like it cause the power pack release has a bunch of stuff included (beryl, nvidia gpu drivers, etc). i can't wait to get home from work so i can play around with it :lol:

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:06 AM

:coffee1: Ok, now i am VERY interested. I think i might have to take a looksie at it. ;)




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