[Wolves] Mandriva Spring

Chris Ellis chris.ellis.intrbiz at googlemail.com
Sat May 2 10:48:01 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Claire <lug at sitesearcher.co.uk> wrote:

> I've not heard of anything Loco wise. I was considering giving Ubuntu
> another go, I use Mandriva with a gnome desktop.
> When I was sat tossing up which distro to go with on the then new
> desktop I did alot of reading and at the time Mandriva came out as a
> speedy distro, I don't know how it compares now.
> I wanted something everybody could use which I wouldn't have to spend
> all my time fixing or configuring. I like the MCC (Mandriva Control
> Centre) which brings all the settings into one easy to find place and
> the One CD comes with the necessary evil of proprietary video drivers. I
> think Ubuntu was not so polished then. At the time I was running a
> business from it and whilst its fun to faff it isn't so much when
> there's a customer on the phone. I've stuck with it since because of its
> ease of use.
> I've installed Fedora, but don't really like it, on one family laptop
> and have a broken T40 thinkpad to get fixed (If anyone knows somebody
> that can resolder the ati video chip?) for the distro of my own choosing.

   If it is a BGA (Highly likely) packaged chip, the chances of being able
to resolder it are very slim. Since the common way is to use an IR oven,
which will likely mean removing all over components of  the board.

> Perhaps its time to broaden my horizons!
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