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Cooker (Mandrake 10.2b3) Woes

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Since my not-so-kind review of Mandrake's latest beta release, I've been trying in vain to update to the latest cooker in hopes of putting out a more positive review for them given their popularity and loyalty of users. The issues I mentioned were not isolated to my install and I've been hoping for some fixes.

However, as stated this has been in vain. From corrupted packages freezing up urpmi, outdated mirrors, and Mandrake's hardware failure, I haven't been able to do anything for that install. There are even talks of these issues and others delaying the release of Mandrake 10.2.

Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon and we can have a more accurate picture of what Mandrake 10.2 will be like. Stay tuned.

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Update

I was able to get it updated I think, still having some mirror troubles, but I think I got at least some updated. I installed a few things that were missing and the menus tho still sparse seem to be more complete. This may be mkd's newbie-friendly menu. Anyway, I don't have time right now to do a full blown review, but I did post some preliminary screenshots in the gallery. I may working on this some more after work tonight.

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