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Great stuff! I've always had a soft spot for Mandriva and in my eyes Mageia is Mandriva's true continuation/successor.
I'll give you a quick personal story about Mandriva. My first day working for Opera Software I was given my work machine with Ubuntu pre-installed. Upon picking up the machine I was told by our internal support that they had had some trouble setting up X with this new batch of machines and hence it was not configured. My options were either to wait for them to get it working or I could take the machine as is. Given it was my first day working in Opera's Desktop UNIX team I was keen to impress my colleagues and didn't want to look like I needed someone else to setup the machine for me, so I took it as is. I then spent a couple of hours using lynx (funny that I should join a browser company and spend my first hours using a different browser) reading online and trying to find out why X wouldn't work on this hardware. I started to worry I was taking to long and was keen to get on with some actual work. I then remembered that I had a Linux magazine in my bag, which included a cover LiveCD with Mandriva. I figured I would give it a shot. Upon firing up the LiveCD, X (and everything else) worked out of the box. In the end, I proceeded to install Mandriva and kept it around as my primary work distro for the next year and a half!
So you see, for all Ubuntu's plaudits as the easiest distro to install and configure, my own personal experience that day was that Mandriva was even better. As Mandriva's spiritual successor (and with many of the same people involved) I hope the Magiea team continue to do such an excellent job!
Welcome to the board, it's nice to see Mandriva forked and being carried on. While I've never been a dedicated Mandriva user I used it enough times, it was a really good distro. Good luck to you and your venture, I'll be sure to set up an install of it and check it out soon!
I am a long time newbie to the Linux world, and I am very happy to know that you have continued Mandrake / Mandriva with this new nice distribution.
Mandrake is my very first Linux Distro which I used early 2000 and enjoyed a lot! It always saved my life whenever I needed to format the entire computer. When I noticed the ease of use, I switched to Mandrake (Linux) from zinloz$ for a long time. Mandrake made me fall in love with LINUX world, indeed.
Right now I will download and try Mageia. Thank you all very much for your precious time!