Read one or two wonderful reviews and what ROSA have written on their website and I think this could be a good replacement for Mandriva.
Installed ROSA 2012, which unlike most distributions saw my hard drive partitions correctly, replacing Mandriva.
It is slow to start but so was Mandriva.
On trying to watch most videos there is no sound.
Installed VLC 2.0.1 but still no sound.
Tried to install codecs via the package manager but it crashed, locked-up the screen, and CPUs are running at 100% - not good! - only option is to reboot using the power button (!!!) and try again but it just crashes every time.
Writing this from my favourite distro - LMDE