Mandriva Linux (formerly known as Mandrake Linux) was created in 1998 with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. At that time, Linux was already well-known as a powerful and stable operating system.
With this innovative approach, Mandriva offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment. Thousands of new users are discovering Linux each and every day and finding it a complete replacement for their previous operating system. Linux as a server or workstation has no reason to be jealous of any other more established operating systems.
Assets and drawbacks
+ Beginner friendly
+ A mostly automated installation procedure
+ Great choice of packages
+ Widely-used distribution
+ Several detailed installation guides
- A one-year release cycle
|Mandrakesoft is now Mandriva
|HowTo: VDR on Mandriva Linux 2006