Rebuttal of Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1

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After Ladsilav vigurously slammed Fedora 7 Test 1 for not having any release notes (and I quote: "there are really no excuses ... this fiasco raises serious questions"), it's time for Béranger to refute the just released Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1.

I downloaded both the KDE and the GNOME One CDs, somehow codenamed "doctor" (the DVD seems to be "loolapop" (yes, I have already asked myself about these extra names of the betas).

Let's give a quick try to the KDE LiveCD.

To my big surprise, no fancy boot menu. I just pressed ENTER and it started to boot. An even bigger surprise was to see that I wasn't pompted with a graphical login.

Let's try the GNOME CD now.

This time, the Spring "doctor" tried to raise gdm, but it couldn't, so "XKeepsCrashing" brought me a nice ncurses message:

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