I can’t say that I’ve ever tried to get Bluetooth working under Linux, but I was using Mandriva One today and noticed a Bluetooth icon in the panel. So I plugged in my Belkin USB Bluetooth dongle, and – lo and behold – it actually worked. I was able to browse my Nokia 6230i with no problems – using it as just as easy as in Windows or Mac OS X. And all I did was plug in a USB dongle – no complex configuration or anything like that. It “just worked” – something that I wish I could say more often about features in Linux distros.
It’s certainly more than can be said about my experience (thus far) with getting Wifi to work in Mandriva. I have two Wifi PCMCIA cards, both made by Edimax – an old wireless-B one based on the Atmel chipset and a newer wireless-G one based on the Ralink RT500 chipset which also supports WPA. Mandriva wouldn’t work with either of them, even after using drakconnect to try to get it to recognise them. Which was rather annoying.
Considering Bluetooth worked so well, the fact that it wouldn’t accept two Wifi cards based on different chipsets was rather annoying.