May 2, 2007
Mandriva Spring - Beautiful Change of Season
This was supposed to be a review of the new Mandriva 2007.1 (aka Spring) Flash (USB key). I requested a unit to test and in about a week my unit arrived. I could hardly wait to insert this tiny little system-on-a-stick into a proper receptacle. That elation was short-lived as I was soon to discover they had shipped me an old version, 2007.0. I already knew wireless support in 2007.0 didn't work with my laptop. I felt a bit "devalued" by Mandriva for sending an old version, but I proceeded onward. Perhaps the new versions weren't ready at that point. In any case, I set out to download the new 2007.1 Spring edition, it already having been out well over a week. It took over 4 days to download, but I waited it out and I'm not sorry I did.