Mandriva is a long established Linux distribution, with over 11 years of experience. From the first release in 1998, this has been aimed at making Linux as easy to use as possible, while avoiding "dumbing down" the user experience. The result is a polished operating system that is easy to install and use while remaining strong, reliable and, most of all, secure.
Mandriva 2010 comes as a DVD installer, offering a choice of working environments, including the two main desktops - KDE and GNOME. The DVD contains more than enough software to satisfy most needs, from web browsers, email program and instant messaging software to a complete office suite compatible with Microsoft Office. Along the way, there are also plenty of games to keep you entertained, utilities to save you time and drivers for most hardware.
If that is not enough for you, their online software repository contains more than 20,000 software packages, all accessible from the Mandriva Control Centre and installable quickly, easily and at no cost. Because all of the software is open source and packaged by Mandriva, you can rest assured that it contains no viruses or spyware.
Easy to start with but even easier to grow with, Mandriva is a good choice for those that want their software to do what they want, rather than having the software tell them how to work or play.
The latest in a long line of releases from Mandriva, and a good one!