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Old 12-11-2017, 05:15 AM   #1
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Does anybody use Mandriva-based distribution (Mageia, PCLinuxOS, ROSA, etc.) for main desktop OS?


I want to know whether you use Mandriva-based distribution for your main desktop OS or not. I want to know the reason too why you choose that distribution over distributions like Arch or Ubuntu or Mint or Debian, etc.

I was a fan of Mandriva and still interested in Mandriva-based distributions, but I'm already in comfort with Kubuntu.
 
Old 12-11-2017, 11:38 AM   #2
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You can't really say PCLinuxOS is based on Mandriva: it was forked from Mandrake way back in 2003! I often recommend it to beginners who want a rolling-release that's not bleeding edge and that's user friendly: unlike Arch on both counts.

The only times I tried Mageia and ROSA, I had a lot of hardware problems, but then I have old, odd hardware.
 
Old 12-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #3
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You can't really say PCLinuxOS is based on Mandriva: it was forked from Mandrake way back in 2003! I often recommend it to beginners who want a rolling-release that's not bleeding edge and that's user friendly: unlike Arch on both counts.

The only times I tried Mageia and ROSA, I had a lot of hardware problems, but then I have old, odd hardware.
Thanks for pointing my error.

That sounds great about PCLinuxOS. I've used PCLinuxOS when I was in middle school and yeah it's very user friendly.

The first time I'm using ROSA I thought it was a half-baked OS, but I don't know how is it today.

OpenMandriva was too not very good, but I don't know how is it today too.

The Mandriva-based distribution I've used the most is Mageia.

Now I'm back to using Mageia. Haha. It replaces Kubuntu on my system now.

I was a Mandriva fan when I was in middle school. I like how they design their desktop, wallpaper, and I think it's user friendly enough.

Unfortunately Mandriva was defunct and then I tried Mageia. I thought Mageia was a solid OS, but wasn't clean enough (like the MCC icon wasn't very good) back then. Yeah, I'm really affected by the aesthetics of a distro.
 
Old 12-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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I have used Mageia since v. 3. I first used it dual-boot with Win7 on my Lenovo Graphics Tablet and now am using it on my Zareason laptop.

I can't give you a list of reasons why I use it other than that it's stable and it works and I like its feel, and it has a long version upgrade cycle. I have not yet run into a situation in which I got any tangible benefit from being bleeding edge, as opposed to proven and stable, other than boasting rights.

The only critical observation I have about it that the repositories are not as extensive as those of some other distros.
 
Old 12-11-2017, 11:35 PM   #5
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I have used Mageia since v. 3. I first used it dual-boot with Win7 on my Lenovo Graphics Tablet and now am using it on my Zareason laptop.

I can't give you a list of reasons why I use it other than that it's stable and it works and I like its feel, and it has a long version upgrade cycle. I have not yet run into a situation in which I got any tangible benefit from being bleeding edge, as opposed to proven and stable, other than boasting rights.

The only critical observation I have about it that the repositories are not as extensive as those of some other distros.
Yeah, it's good to have a system that's stable and you don't need to always upgrade in a short period of time.
 
Old 12-13-2017, 04:14 PM   #6
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I want to know whether you use Mandriva-based distribution for your main desktop OS or not. I want to know the reason too why you choose that distribution over distributions like Arch or Ubuntu or Mint or Debian, etc.

I was a fan of Mandriva and still interested in Mandriva-based distributions, but I'm already in comfort with Kubuntu.
I have Mageia 6 since March, this year. It controls Grub, as I have other distros too.

Installed Rosa Desktop Fresh R10 last week.

Now, trying to install PCLinuxOS, but Installer has crashed 3 times (2x Live, and Install without Live), while updating Grub:

update-grub2 failed: at /usr/lib/libDrakX/any.pm line 620.
 
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I have Mageia 6 since March, this year. It controls Grub, as I have other distros too.

Installed Rosa Desktop Fresh R10 last week.

Now, trying to install PCLinuxOS, but Installer has crashed 3 times (2x Live, and Install without Live), while updating Grub:

update-grub2 failed: at /usr/lib/libDrakX/any.pm line 620.
What do you think about Mageia and ROSA?

About PCLinuxOS: that's a bad news.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
 
Old 12-14-2017, 09:23 AM   #8
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What do you think about Mageia and ROSA?

About PCLinuxOS: that's a bad news.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
On Mageia, I still didn't get all capabilities of Chromium to play web-videos. I can watch some videos, but not others. It is not a big problem, as I prefer to read text and waste no time waiting for bla-bla-bla. But sometimes it is neede, and then it can be frustrating.

If I had only Mageia, maybe this problem was already solved. Having other distros in dualboot (multiboot) makes me lazy to face some difficulties

Rosa comes already able to watch web-videos. Installed last week, and still facing some problems, maybe caused by old external USB SSD.

Finally I achieved to install PCLinuxOS. Problem was Grub2 at the end of installation. Tryed to install in Live session, and also Install with no Live session. Finally, tryed Grub legacy in Text mode, and it worked.

But I still could not run graphical session after install. I Login and I have only mouse pointer in a black screen.

Tryed to Login as root and, yes, I get graphical session. It is dangerous, and happily Chrome does not open.
 
Old 12-16-2017, 11:16 AM   #9
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On Mageia, I still didn't get all capabilities of Chromium to play web-videos. I can watch some videos, but not others. It is not a big problem, as I prefer to read text and waste no time waiting for bla-bla-bla. But sometimes it is neede, and then it can be frustrating.

If I had only Mageia, maybe this problem was already solved. Having other distros in dualboot (multiboot) makes me lazy to face some difficulties

Rosa comes already able to watch web-videos. Installed last week, and still facing some problems, maybe caused by old external USB SSD.

Finally I achieved to install PCLinuxOS. Problem was Grub2 at the end of installation. Tryed to install in Live session, and also Install with no Live session. Finally, tryed Grub legacy in Text mode, and it worked.

But I still could not run graphical session after install. I Login and I have only mouse pointer in a black screen.

Tryed to Login as root and, yes, I get graphical session. It is dangerous, and happily Chrome does not open.
Did Firefox able to watch those videos (about Mageia)?

Seems like Mageia is the least problematic here.
 
Old 12-16-2017, 02:03 PM   #10
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Did Firefox able to watch those videos (about Mageia)?

Seems like Mageia is the least problematic here.
Well, Mageia is working fine since March or April. But without Wine and web videos it is difficult to work a long time within it.

Reinstalled PCLinuxOS yesterday (Dec., 15), and it is working fine.

Problem to install was Grub2; so I installed with Grub legacy in Text mode.

Problem to Login was because old /home has 1000:1000 (UID:GID), and PCLinuxOS creates User from 500:500.

So, I had renamed old /home/user to /home/user-OLD, thus creating a new /home/user with the proper permissions.

I am working within PCLinuxOS since yesterday morning.
 
  


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