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Why starting a KDE application with just su failed?

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MDV Several times users where surprised by the new behavior of KDE 4 applications. When just using su instead of su -, this will failed. Why? The explication is very simple.

Mandriva Linux 2010 is on the road

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MDV Work on Mandriva Linux 2010 release has already started for some weeks now. Final planning is finally out. First milestone is planned for 18th of June.

Community ideas proposal for Mandriva 2010.0

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MDV Some days ago, Anne Nicolas announced on Cooker ML the availability of a dedicated site to allow the community to propose ideas and wanted features for the next Mandriva release.

Screen shots in RPMdrake

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MDV I’ve been doing some thinking about what would make Mandriva stand out and also what could help Linux distributions in general. I am thinking screenshots.

Is there only one choice for the Linux newcomer?

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openbytes.wordpress: Whilst Ubuntu is a great distro offering “out of the box” support, there is so much more to Linux and Linux != Ubuntu!

Mandriva's answer to Ubuntu One : Click'n' Backup

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Web Ever since the launch of Ubuntu One there has been a lot of speculation about it.. Seeing all the response from audience Mandriva SA came with shrewd alternative and hit the nail at the right time.. Mandriva Click'n'Backup has quite a few advantages over Ubuntu One..

A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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MDV I decided to have a look the newest addition to Mandriva family; Madriva One 2009.1 Spring, boldly promising to bring the best of the latest cutting edge technology to your desktop. As promises go this is a big one, and after reading the release note on the Madriva website I wondered if this once probably the most popular distro is ready regain the leaser position.

Netbooks & Moblin

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MDV I recently downloaded the latest live image of Moblin. It’s pretty slick. Runs fine on my Acer Aspire One booting from the USB drive.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes

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MDV Here’s a short update of some interesting package updates in Mandriva Cooker since the last update:

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.1 Free (x86_64) [ISPConfig 2]

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This tutorial shows how to set up a Mandriva 2009.1 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

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