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Old 04-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up ubuntu7.10 or mandriva 2008 spring

please compare ubunt 7.10 and mandriva 2008 spring
Old 04-29-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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I think a fairer comparison would be 8.04 and Spring. Spring is definitely ahead of 7.10, but 8.04 has probably got loads more features than 7.10.

Those of us who like Mandriva will sing Mandriva's praises and the Ubuntu people will recommend Ubuntu.

One thing to note is that Mandriva can be configured as KDE or Gnome where are Ubuntu is Gnome. You'll have to use Kubuntu for KDE and I think 8.04 does not have long term KDE support.

The thing is they're both fine distributions and it comes down to personal taste.
Old 04-29-2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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If you are looking to choose between the two, then the best solution in my opinion would be to try them both and make your own decision as to which you prefer.
Old 04-29-2008, 09:37 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by reddazz View Post
If you are looking to choose between the two, then the best solution in my opinion would be to try them both and make your own decision as to which you prefer.
Yep, I agree. And since you can download both live cd's (which I've done) and test them first before installing it's a good choice. Though I ended up sticking with Debian and just went to testing and it gave me what KUbuntu 8.04 had. See my post in the Debian forum.
Old 04-29-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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mandriva vs. ubuntu

If you are coming from windows then Mandriva wins hands down, if only on aesthetics. People rave about Ubuntu, and it is the most popular from of Linux, butit has quirks that are different from most Linux, namely the password arrangement.It is handy, however, if you want to dual boot with windoze, not that you could n't do it with mandriva 8 and later.The centralised arrangement of mandriva's 'control' features are a big bonus and unlike windows (2000) they actualy work. As an easy to use swap with windows then it has to be mandriva for me but then many would say I'm whistling through my fundament.



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