Originally Posted by LunkHead
I will refrain from nasty comments about Mandriva...........
Linux is suppose to be open source and free.... I'd never recommend a distro that charges a single cent, so they are off my list..........
There is still the free Mandriva distribution: Download | Mandriva
The Powerpack subscription gives you early access to new releases, some addons that would cost you otherwise (such as Cedega) and some proprietary drivers (i.e. nvidia) that cannot be included in the free distribution due to GPL restrictions.
They aren't restricting the free nature of Linux in any way.