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Re: Review: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on May 29, 2008 09:12 PM
I guess that's a joke. Kubuntu isn't a distro I would recommend. Sure, it has it's nice sides, but it's just not comparable with other more mature distros. Using Ubuntu or Kubuntu, you have to use the shell far too often for simple tasks that are either done automatic or from a gui in distros like Mandriva. Where is the KDE Control Centre gone in Kubuntu? Why do many functions i Konqueror not work in Kubuntu? What about setting up Samba, mounting a samba share? But most important: A distro have to reach a certain level of stability...
How do you do this (from the review) in Kubuntu?
“Mandriva Control Center (MCC), which features a few new tricks as compared to the last spring release. In addition to backing up the entire system, you can now setup Mandriva to periodically take snapshots of a particular folder, a bunch of folders, or even the entire system.
There are five preset security levels you can choose from in the MCC, depending on how paranoid you are about system break-ins. You can also set or review audit parameters and the level of authentication required for tasks such as network configuration and scheduling backups.
If you are a concerned parent, using the MCC you can set up parental controls to help you block sites (with the help of a white list and a black list) and restrict Internet access during time periods that you can set.”

This is just some details, the list goes on. I don't want to say Mandriva is the best, and that everything works. What I want to say is that all the Ubuntu/Kubuntu fanboys without a clue make me sick! Instead of trolling the net, why don't you actually try some other distros first?


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