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Noteworthy Mandriva changes 30 Nov – 20 Dec

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artipc10.vub.ac.be: Lots of important changes happened in Mandriva Cooker during the last few weeks. Here is a quick summary:

Go faster with Mandriva InstantOn

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blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva is proud to announce it’s brand new environment for mobile devices: Mandriva InstantOn.

Mandriva One XFCE 2010 Live edition is out

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steletch.free.fr: On the 19th November 2009, the mandriva community has released the One XFCE 2010 Live edition to the world. We tried to ensure the XFCE experience is even better than before, do not hesitate to contact us if you think more polish is needed.

Exploring New Nepomuk Features in Mandriva

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dot.kde.org: You have probably heard of Nepomuk, the semantic desktop technology we've been shipping for a while as part of the KDE Platform. However, so far, you may not have noticed it really doing very much useful for you.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2010 Free (x86_64)

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This tutorial shows how to set up a Mandriva 2010.0 Free (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Mandriva 2010.0.

Back From The Wilderness With Mandriva One 2010

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: With so many exciting new Linux distributions being released in the annual autumnal rush, you might wonder why I chose Mandriva 2010 (http://www2.mandriva.com/) to get back into the swing of Linux things. Mandriva 2010 has gone a long way toward changing my mind about KDE 4.

Mandriva Linux 2010 GNOME – Solid and Sweet

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pbs01.wordpress: I had a quick look at the Mandriva Linux 2010 GNOME edition and it turned out to be great. Having used Mandriva Linux 2009 and 2009 Spring GNOME, I was certain that this release is going to be as solid as stable as it ever was.

Noteworthy changes in Mandriva Cooker Nov 15 – 29

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  • OpenOffice.org 3.2 beta 1 is now in Cooker. A very noticeable change is that its start-up performance has improved. Expect also better OpenXML files import and basic docx file export.

Mandriva 2010 - I mean ... Wow!

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dedoimedo.com: Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere is a happy time. Lots of fresh Linux distribution releases coming out, all ready for plucking and testing. Mandriva 2010 is one of those. Debuting two weeks ago, it has drawn many, mainly positive reviews, sparking intrigue and a desire to take it for a spin.

Mandriva releases USB FLash drive Linux distribution

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v3.co.uk: Linux developer Mandriva has updated its operating-system-on-a-stick with the release of Mandriva Flash 2010, which includes a bootable version of the software on a USB Flash drive.

Also: Mandriva will be present to the Netbook World Summit 2009

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