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Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 Released

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blog.mandriva.com: I am pleased to announce to you that the iso of Mandriva 2011 Alpha 1 just went out, and should be available in devel/isos/2011 directory on your favorite mirror shortly!

Mandriva 2011 Delayed Due to Major Changes

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ostatic.com: Mandriva 2011 has been delayed primarily because of the team's major change to RPM5. Because a preview was promised today, a Mandriva Technology Preview is being released to showcase some of the newest changes.

Mandriva 2010.2 makes Linux easy

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mybroadband.co.za: Mandriva Linux's latest release is testament to the work done by developers to make it one of the easiest to use Linux releases ever.

NFS Server And Client On Mandriva 2010.1 Spring

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This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Mandriva 2010.1 Spring. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Mandriva 2010.2 Screenshots Tour

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unixmen.com: Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.some of these packages were updated more than once (for example, firefox and thunderbird went through several releases since 2010.1). Find in this post some screenshots from this new update release.

Mandriva 2010.2 is out

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blog.mandriva.com: Please welcome the Mandriva 2010.2 release, which is coming to a mirror nearby you right now!

Mandriva Wallpaper Contest Winners Chosen

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ostatic.com: Mandriva was holding a contest for desktop background wallpapers to include in its next release, Mandriva 2010.2. This morning the winners were announced.

My Top Five Favorite Distributions for 2010

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ostatic.com: Ms. Carla Schroder shared a list of her "bestest distros" recently, so I thought I might follow suit. She called hers "not-usual" and looking at her list, I'd say my choices are probably a little more usual. In any case, here are my top five.

A Quick Glance at Mandriva 2010.2

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: As I was updating my Mandriva Spring PowerPack, I noticed that it asked me whether or not I wanted to get version 2010.2 packages. I was a bit surprised because Mandriva promised to release that version. YES, MANDRIVA 2010.2 IS HERE!

Linux in a University Workshop

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Yesterday, Mechatotoro and I were in charge of a workshop on technology and education for a congress at our university. The basic idea was to apply Freire's philosophy that education needs to be eye-opening and mind-freeing while the current approach to technology is somehow acting conversely in the classrooms.

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