Hi, am new to Linux- 6 month newbie, weaning myself from Microsoft.
Picked Mandriva because I had a book that used Mandrake as it's demo. I was able to install it with no problems and initially needed desktop view to navigate until I became more familiar with command line.
I've been receiving Mandriva upgrade notices regularly and have been happy with everything so far. Any issues, I've been able to figure out between the Mandriva site/forum and the web.