I might be using Mandriva as my main system. Yeah, Spring Edition is that good. Sure, it has Compiz and Metisse built in (with Beryl installable via Drak3D), but it's in those little details that Mandriva truly rocks.
Mandriva linux is one of the more user friendly linux distributions available ,Right from it's earlier days when it was called Mandrake Linux (Later they changed name to Mandriva after Mandrake acquired another popular linux distribution ) and Desktop Linux was still infancy , Mandriva Linux has been very user friendly and unlike some other linux distributions has been quite pleasant to work with
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to install 2007.1 on a HP TX1120 laptop (a tablet).
After making a lot of progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting point for an overall better quality operating environment. I was totally wrong.
Mandriva seems to have trouble settling down on a release schedule. First it was every six months, then every year, and now they're back to six months.
I was also confused by their naming scheme. They've decided to name each version after the year in which it is released, which worked as long as there was only one release per year.
Last week was an exciting one: we announced we were going to raise some cash, we shipped our new version of the distro, Mandriva 2007 Spring and we held our international distributor meeting in Paris.
Let me focus on the cash raise:
Now that Mandriva 2007 Spring has been released and the corrupted Mandriva Cooker subversion repository has been fixed, development for Mandriva 2008 has started now. Some things which I have on my wishlist for Mandriva 2008:
The new Mandriva release is out, including GNOME 2.18 and Metisse. A more complete tour is available on the wiki.
The iso are appearing, packages are already on the mirrors and Cooker is already alive.
Mandriva, a struggling seller of the Linux operating system, is in the process of raising "a minimum of 3 million euros," or $4.1 million, the French company said Monday.
The funds will be used to exit bankruptcy protection and to complete the acquisition of server software company Linbox, a merger the companies agreed upon in September 2006 but have been unable to complete.
Comme supposé hier soir, l'heure des Early Seeders est arrivée !
Trop tard pour moi, le coffre de la voiture est déjà plein. Les enfants sont installés. Il ne manque plus que le conducteur
Remember Mandriva? I did a review on it a while back, saying that it was best suited for newbies with well-paid administrators. Well, here's what I overlooked:
I am often asked about the Mandriva business model. So here is a quick summary of the key points:
1. we’re open source
2. we’re a product company
3. we’re publicly traded
4. we address both the consumer market and the corporate market
5. we address the consumer market through multiple channels
6. we have a network of partner/distributors
Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring is the latest edition of Mandriva Linux, the product of more than than nine years of continuous innovation for desktops and enterprise servers.
Being a commercial Linux distribution editor is tough.
There are a few commercial Linux distribution editors in the world: Red Hat, Novell/Suse, Turbolinux, Mandriva, Ubuntu/Canonical, Linspire, Xandros, Red Flag, CS2C and Sun Wah to name the key ones.
Mandriva 2007.1 RC3 is out since this weekend, so we are really near the final release now. After all the Gnome testing I did for Mandriva 2007.1, I thought it was time to do some ultimate testing with KDE. Actually, I'm very deceived: where Mandriva 2007.1 is very polished, the default KDE install is terrible. Really, not just bad, but plain terrible. Here's an overview.
Mandriva, the France-based Linux distributor, will have a version of its Mandriva Linux 2007 pre-installed on Intel's new low-end laptop for students, the Classmate PC.
According to Intel, the ClassMatePC is a rugged laptop with a water-resistant keyboard and a theft-control feature based on a network-issued digital certificate. Its processor is an Intel Mobile 900MHz Celeron ULV chip.
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Mandriva Free 2007 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.
How can I become a Mandriva Packager? : A new contributor, Shlomi Fish, appeared on the cooker ML and asked how he could become a Mandriva packager. Stéphane Teletchéa directed him to the Submitter HOWTO and some others docs. Since then, Shlomi Fish submits severals perl related packages. Welcome on board Shlomi !
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I decided to give the new Mandriva 2007.1 RC1 a try. Since I mirror cooker, I figured I'd do a straight "urpmi --auto-select" upgrade on my 2007 box rather than downloading a bunch of ISOs.
Big news about Linux has come out of France in the past month or so.
In February, French automaker Peugeot Citroen announced it would be migrating 20,000 Windows desktops to Linux. Then, just last week, the French Parliament, which had already decided to shift its administrative systems to Linux, announced the finalization of those plans.