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Disappointments with Corporate Desktop 4 BETA

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If Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 is a fine product which I warmly recommend to anyone — I actually liked it from the beginning — things are different with Mandriva Corporate Desktop 3.0 BETA (look for download links here).

Mandriva Corporate Desktop 4.0: The desktop you were waiting for

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Mandriva is pleased to announce the launch of the beta program of Corporate Desktop 4.0, the brand new version of its enterprise-dedicated work station.

Mandriva to have better graphics detection

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Instigated by Thierry’s comment on bug 28682, I did some work on ldetect-lst. ldetect-lst is the Big List Of Recognised Hardware. First I fixed the ATI definitions and I dumped all the various old NVIDIA definitions and refactored them all into these six categories, then dropped a patch in Bugzilla.

Kicking the tires of Mandriva 2007.1 beta 2

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The folks at Mandriva are hard at work preparing the next incarnation of MandrivaLinux systems for home, office, and server applications. Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 2 was announced yesterday and I wanted to take a look. I didn't spend a lot of time in it due to a personal showstopper, but what I saw really nice looking. So, as brief as it may be, I'd thought I'd share my experiences with my visitors.

The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007

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With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the second in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Mandriva Free 2007 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Multimedia freedom with Mandriva Linux

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A Mandriva Linux PC is a multimedia powerhouse. It is excellent for playing and editing audio and video in many formats, although running multimedia applications under Linux poses challenges.

Mandriva 2007.1 Spring: Buttons, layouts, and broken usability

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A Mandriva forum thread shows something that might be the new look for Mandriva 2007.1 Spring in KDE:

Mandriva courts 419 scammers

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Mandriva has moved to open a direct sales channel to the 419 scammer set. Okay, okay. The Linux maker actually pitches its new African headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria as one step toward bridging the so-called digital divide. "The goal of Mandriva West Africa is to provide local distribution of Mandriva Linux and other integrated open source applications in English and French throughout the West Africa region."

Fabrice Facorat: Cooker : The Inside Man V

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What's happening in cooker recently? Some things include: since Xorg 7.2 ( x11-server-1.2 ), Nvidia users were having issues when trying to use 3D desktop, Olivier Blin gave the procedure to test Metisse under Cooker, Colin Guthrie pointed out the fact that with the new build system 64 bits Cooker was nearly in sync with 32 bits Cooker, and Warly will be missed.

The end of something

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So, that's it, warly is gone (from Mandriva). Tonight, we had his departure party, which was really nice, it's probably the best celebration we have done for months: almost all the company was here, even sage gurus and missed co-workers that left the company came back to "celebrate" the event with us.

Mandriva Flash 2007: the unexpected gift

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With the current technologies, a 2 GB USB stick is not expensive. This is why Mandriva thought of releasing Mandriva Flash on December 7, and they have chosen a high-quality 2 GB USB stick as a medium for it. I have recently received a complimentary Mandriva Flash for reviewing. I have used it for a few days, and here's what my experiences were.

Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup

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Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latatest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency.

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Since the death of Mandrake we have only used Mandriva Linux once or twice a year, but with the first beta now out for 2007.1 we decided to give it another go.

draklive 0.3

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Here comes a new draklive release, it's been a long time since the previous pre-2007.0 release. Developping Mandriva Flash required some new features, but also helped to stabilize my (precious) live creation tool. There has been a bunch of changes.

Warly is leaving Mandriva!

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I joined Mandriva in 1999, after that Gael Duval asked me if I would like to work with him. I was there during the Internet boost, I was there during the chapter 11, and I will be there till the end of next week...

Rebuttal of Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1

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It's time for Béranger to refute the just released Mandriva Linux 2007.1 "Spring" Beta 1. I downloaded both the KDE and the GNOME One CDs.

Mandriva packs 3D desktop into USB key

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Mandriva on Feb. 7 introduced a pre-installed Mandriva Linux 2007 distribution on a 2GB USB key. With "Mandriva Flash," users can take their own Mandriva system anywhere with them, plug in the key, and save and exchange data -- with about 1GB of space left over, according to the company.

what’s been happening with Mandriva lately

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We’re working on the next release, Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring (the ‘formal’ name) / Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (the ‘technical’ name). We’re trying something a bit new - we’re back on a six month release cycle.

Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition

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I’ve tried out Mandriva 2007 Metisse Edition and have discovered a few things which I would like to share. However, in my opinion, it’s still not ready for prime time: there are still a good number of bugs which need to be fixed.

Mandriva Linux Opens Office in Lagos

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As part of its commitment to help bridge the digital divide and make ICT affordable and closer to the people of West Africa, Mandriva Linux has incorporated a subsidiary with headquarters in Lagos.

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