I finally installed Mandriva Linux 2008 "Operating System" on my PC and Laptop, everything went great and the installation was simple and takes only half an hour, on the PC the 3D desktop and modems didn’t work, on my laptop everything works great including my ATI Raidon 200 VGA which is great, but sure the modem didn’t work, I tried to install drivers for my ADSL modem Sagem F@st 800-840 but In the end I gave up, I am still not good enough with the shell (Konsole) “AKA Dos for Windows”, Mandriva comes with a great Open Source software package like OpenOffice (Everything in Microsoft office including Financial manager), Games, System tools, Programming Tools, Databases, Servers like apache, compilers, Graphic (GIMP) & drawing programs, Drivers for most known hardware and other useful good programs.
if you want the Sagem F@st 800-840 drivers click here.
The Operating system is still not perfect because of some bugs in media streaming software, but it's very user friendly and perfect for windows users, it's so sexy and fast, and most of all it's open source.
After installation it takes less then 4 GB and your windows will stay untouched and operating so you can use both Windows and Mandriva Linux using the multi boot manager Lilo or Grub.
Download Mandriva linux.
Or simply buy it on a DVD which is as cheap as a blank DVD.