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Last Review by Olle Gladso - posted: 10-06-2013 08:18 AM
As usual from Debian,this distribution is very complete with software available for just about any imaginable endeavor.
Many, many distributions are derived from this, the granddaddy.
Why not use the original? I have used Debian for many years on all my devices and very seldom do I have problems. On those occasions that I have had issues, I have been able to find the solution by going to the various help fora devoted to Debian.
Yes, the software is sometimes not the latest and the greatest. However, newer is not necessarily better. Tried and true tend to be more stable, which is a requirement for my machines. Thank you Debian!
Excellent distribution. For me it works better than any other OS, including Windows and Apple. I can do most anything, write presentations, edit, process, and embed videos.
I heartily recommend Mandriva 2010.2
Product Details: "Mandriva Linux 2010.2" by wsteward - posted: 12-26-2010 - Rating: 6.89
Last Review by Olle Gladso - posted: 07-29-2010 10:07 PM
I have used Mepis some and Mandriva for several years.
I wanted to used Debian for a long time, mainly because of the social contract, but was never quite able to install it due to my ineptitude. Finally, with 5.0 I hit a home run. I love it and will stick with Debian. Maybe Debian can fix the auto login keyboard bug in Gnome?
I am posting a reply simply to chime in and say that if you enjoy Mepis, please consider buying a download subscription or support Mepis otherwise.
This would give Warren more of an incentive and time to work on the distribution.
Finally got around to installing the 64-bit edition. All is well, except
a couple little problems. Kpowersave will crash on login. Putting a command directly in autostart will also crash. However, setting a symlink to kpowersave in the startup folder is a suitable workaround. No restricted driver for my graphics card, so graphics performance when playing some games is subpar. (32-bit had an excellent restricted driver) Wish there was a top notch OSS driver, oh well.
My conclusion still stands,even with those minor annoyances. A great OS!
UPDATE! I have installed Mandriva 2009 Powerpack on my machines.
Mandriva is continuing their winning streak. This distro is close to being perfect. Just for the record. I have recently tried a number of other distributions, but none can compare to this one.
I strongly recommend it.