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Old 02-02-2011, 12:50 AM   #46
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Ahh, good for you Lucky Joestar,

Just recently I came across a question, and recommended synaptiks (is this the same as what you mentioned, ? typo?)

synaptiks - Touchpad service for KDE 4​
But I don't have a laptop/touch-pad. It was a question about input controllers.

I'm sticking with Mandriva.

But like all distros I have tried, see what comes.

Regards Glenn

By the way, I have very little interest in "changing horses in mid stream". as an oss advocator on 2002 onwards, I had no idea what I was getting into.

I tried a RH 5.2 and got it installed (blind faith prevailed) but knew not how to invoke the gui, or what question to ask. As far as I knew, this was leet teritory and I just found out why.

So comming from winMe,and presented with a command line, I was stopped dead in my tracks. Then knoppix 3.x come out and I tried it, great, found it was based on debian and dl'd and installed Debian 3.1.

Still no joy, the pervasive gui did not magically (lol) appear.

Then I read about Mandrake 9.2 (I think it was).

But as usuall the doc was behind the releases of OSS, so I dl'd and installed Mandrak 10.0. Been with them ever since.

I've said before that Mandriva is the most hackable distro, I mean "configurable" distro I have come across. I've also installed fedora-core, suse, oh, and lfs, but just the one time (a long time ago, I didn't know what I was doing, just following directions/tutes)

I'm really happy with Mandriva, I'm excited about the new rpm and html procedures. Sometimes I think less is more as far as packages and architectures, (e.g. i586, x86_64) although choice is just as important.

My 2 cents, end edit.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:20 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by jeevanism View Post
Mandriva is still alive and big surprise are on the way...

The installer is supposed to be simplified in order to be more new user-friendly. Desktop selection and installation summary steps will be removed, meaning those will personal preferences or cranky hardware will have to wait until after the install.
This doesn't sound so good to me!
Old 02-03-2011, 01:05 AM   #48
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It would apply to new hardware users.

And yes, that would be bad but,..

Generally there is a patch available, not too long after someone mentions it (fme(from my experience) about 2 weeks).

My next complaints/admissions will be the X1195 (LexMark) printer/scanner/ etc.

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Old 01-14-2012, 12:13 AM   #49
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This could be the time.

Here we go again...
Just read this:

I know it's an old thread, but it's related.

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Old 01-16-2012, 12:05 AM   #50
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I feel, it is a shame that one part of a group can devestate the rest of the group.

I think, "that's bussiness".

Mandrake and Mandriva (and now Mageia) have been my guiding light through my education of GNU/Linux.

I still recommend Mandriva to my friends and relatives, and anybody who seems interested (or not interested in some cases(, windows users)).

See what happens....

regards Glenn

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Old 01-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #51
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I hate to see Mandriva go down as it seems to be going. Since I started back using it around 1998, it has been an install and forget about it distro, besides regular updates. I still have it on my netbook but up to 2010.2. I'm not going to go any further with it but may switch to Mageia 2 when it's final.

I also have Mageia 1 and SalixOS on my desktop system now.

Just some thoughts!


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