Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

what’s been happening with Mandriva lately

Filed under
MDV

Thought it was about time to write a bit of an update on what’s been happening with Mandriva lately.

VirtualBox showed up in Cooker, having recently been open sourced by its writers.

We’re working on the next release, Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring (the ‘formal’ name) / Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (the ‘technical’ name). We’re trying something a bit new - we’re back on a six month release cycle, but the base system for 2007.1 will be the same as 2007.0 (that basically means the kernel, glibc and a few other very low level bits).

Another nice recent development to do with packaging has been the public /non-free section, which I’ve been pushing for a while. In Cooker there’s now a /non-free section on the public mirrors alongside /main and /contrib which contains the most important non-free packages - drivers and firmware like the NVIDIA and ATI drivers, the firmware for Intel Centrino wireless chipsets etc.

Full Post.

Sounds good, but what about

Sounds good, but what about firmware for "Airgo" chipsets for Belkin Pre_N wireless, as well the other "N" wireless cards that are coming out now.

Cheers

Malai5

The Further You Go, The Less You Know.
www.mam3.com.au

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Turn your Android device into a Linux desktop PC - without rooting

Android smartphones are becoming very powerful devices, and many of them can easily handle the word-processing, photo editing and other desktop PC-type tasks. So why not make your Android smartphone double as a desktop PC? Here we show you how to install the Linux variant Debian on your Android device, on which you can then install popular programs like LibreOffice and GIMP. Best of all, you don't need to root your device to do this. Read more

Intel and Clear Linux Project

  • Intel wants containers to be alone again, naturally
    Intel reckons that's harder to do with Linux containers as “underlying kernel still can be attacked from within the container.” That's bad because it means “all containers on the same host can be compromised, regardless of the intended isolation between them,” making multitennacy risky and therefore unlikely.
  • Docker Drives Interest in App Containerization Technologies
    The biggest example is CoreOS, a heavily venture-backed startup based in San Francisco that has already gained some early attention as a potential alternative to Docker. The company’s open source project dubbed Rocket has won backing from powerhouses like Google and Intel and others like Red Hat and VMware.
  • Intel offers hardware-level answer to container security challenges
    Intel has become the latest vendor to throw its weight behind the push to solve the security woes of containers with the launch of a new technology that promises to address the risks currently standing in the way of widespread production use from the hardware level up. It’s the latest fruit of the internal Clear Linux Project.
  • Intel wants data containers alone again
    The downside is that it does not work well with Linux containers as underlying kernel still can be attacked from within the container and all containers on the same host can be compromised.
  • What are containers and why do you need them?
    Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. This could be from a developer's laptop to a test environment, from a staging environment into production and perhaps from a physical machine in a data center to a virtual machine in a private or public cloud.

Cinnamon 2.6 Is Coming Very Soon, Here's How to Install It in Linux Mint Right Now

While we are eagerly waiting for the final release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment to become available in the main software repositories of our favorite Linux distributions, Clement Lefebvre has announced that we can install it in a Beta form in Linux Mint. Read more

OpenWrt 15.05 RC1 Gets Linux Kernel 3.18, Supports Raspberry Pi 2, New 3G/4G Modems

It's been more than six months since the OpenWrt developers announced the release of the OpenWrt "Barrier Breaker" 14.07 custom firmware for routers, but today they've just informed us of the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" 15.05 update. Read more