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View Poll Results: Desktop Distribution of the Year
1) It is much more stable than ubuntu. I use to update my system on regular basis. on every 2nd schedule of updating ubuntu, I saw a problem ( whether it s sound or screen resolution) . ubuntu forum advised to use proposed updates for fixing problem.
2) I am using bodhi since May 2011 but I never had to reinstall it. it's size on my hard disk is still 2.5 GB ( even after daily updating) whereas in case of ubuntu it almost occupied its partition till I installed new release.
5) excellent forum
6) latest updated linux compared to other small linux derivatives. ( other still use older kernels)
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Only had extensive use of Mageia 1 so I'll vote for it.
Mageia's Media Players work great which is a big plus and Xfce is problem free; which is not the experience I had with Fedora. It came with a bunch of common Applications and I believe Abiword was one of them? I have not had it booted in a week or so. Urpmi's GUI works nicely as well. It's not absolutely perfect but for an easy to use and install OS primarily for a home computer user, it should keep everyone happy. I fail to see how a Mandrake derivative does not have more market share. For an easy to use/install Distro, Mageia 1 is well worth the space it takes up on your hard drive.