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Mandriva sponsoring aKademy 2007, handing out free Flashes

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adamw’s blog: Cool news: we’re sponsoring aKademy 2007 (the KDE developers’ / users’ conference) at the Silver level, and as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also handing out free Mandriva Flashes to the developers attending the conference.

Mandriva 2007 Spring on a Sony Vaio S4XP

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tuxvaio: As with the installation of SuSE 10.1, installing Mandriva 2007 was frightfully simple. All devices worked with the sole exception of the wireless functionality of the Centrino. This can be fixed by a software download or a inexpensive Linux compatible PC card wireless adapter.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring Review

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polishlinux: This April Mandriva presented its new distribution called Spring. Despite the fact that it is “only” 2007.1 it has changed a lot since 2007.0. Changes can be seen everywhere — starting from installation through chosen applications till the 3D desktops.

Mandriva and Microsoft

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dvalin Karlsen: Adam has already unofficially dismissed rumours on François' part, but still I feel like pointing out the obviousness everybody with some real knowledge of Mandriva should've spotted..

Ubuntu says no, but will the Mandriva management follow suit?

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opensourcelearning: On the Mandriva Cooker mailinglist there was the following request based on my earlier article that made the case that Mandriva and TurboLinux might be next to partner with Microsoft.

Mandriva revamps its eTraining website

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desktoplinux: Mandriva announced this week that it has revamped its eTraining website interface for better ease of use. In addition, the free online management modules have been improved, and there are two new free courses: one on urpmi and rpmdrake, and the other on Mandriva Flash.

Struggling Mandriva attempts to reduce costs

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CBR: Franco-Brazilian Linux distributor Mandriva is developing a new strategy designed to reduce cost and focus its attention following the closure of new investment and a poor set of financial results.

Mandriva opens Linux development center in Russia

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Cnews: Mandriva, the official producer of Linux distribution has opened an office in St. Petersburg. One of the main tasks of the company’s representation is to help its Russian users avoid claims on behalf of the governing bodies which not always know the peculiarities of Linux OS licensing.

1 Month On: Mandriva 2007 Spring - Laptop

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Planet Cyprix: For the last month (and a bit) I’ve been running Mandriva 2007.1 Spring PowerPack on my Toshiba Satellite 2410. To avoid people having to skip to the conclusion, I’m sticking with Mandriva Linux Spring on my laptop permanently!

Five days with the Classmate PC and Mandriva

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Linux.com: Some say the Classmate PC is Intel's answer to (or competition with) the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) effort. It's to be officially released and shipped en masse to schools in Africa and South and Central America by the end of June. Recently my children and I borrowed a Classmate PC loaded with a custom version of Mandriva Linux. Most of us had fun.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free

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This guide shows how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Mandriva and XFCE

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saispo weblog: We are proud to announce the creation of a user community dealing with XFCE in Mandriva Linux. It's not a fork or stuff like that, the purpose is only improving the support and the integration of XFCE in Mandriva Linux.

Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

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Mandriva Club: After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

KDE 3.5.7 in Cooker

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linux-wizard.net: KDE 3.5.7 just land in Cooker. KDE 3.5.7 will feature bugfixes and improvements over the 3.5.6 release ( as shipped in 2007.1 Spring ).

Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition (2007.1)

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lunapark6: More than any other Linux release that I have encountered, the quality of Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition depends largely on which version you download.

about Spring, Mandriva and the Community

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David Barth: We are now taking a short break before the next run: Mandriva Linux 2008. But during this break, we are making several changes in preparation for the next release. First, I'm reorganizing the teams in the Engineering, promoting Anne Nicolas as Engineering Director.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free (Mandriva 2007.1) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Mandriva 2007 Spring packs a punch

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Linux.com: Mandriva recently released its first distro of the year, dubbed Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring. Like previous releases, Spring is available in five editions, two of which can be freely downloaded. I installed and worked with the $76 Powerpack edition, which includes support and several gigabytes of packages. Not only does Powerpack score over other multiple CD/DVD free-of-cost distros, it also makes competing non-free distros eat dust.

New Mandriva rpm query tool

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Just spent most of the day and quite a bit of yesterday porting a program Stew wrote for the secteam (called srpm) that builds a database of src.rpm files so you can do queries on source files (this is extremely useful for us in determining whether or not a vulnerable source file exists in any supported distros).

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