Mandriva has quite a reputation for creating Linux distributions well suited for beginners coming from Windows. They have several paid-for versions but with the release of Mandriva 2007 a free version has been released. A distribution ideal for the Linux newcomer, especially if they want to dual boot with Windows.
I’m going to take a look at the popular Linux distribution Mandriva; more specifically, their latest free-of-charge desktop outing Mandriva Free 2007.
We'll round off this short series on 'dual booting' Linux and Windows with a brief tour of your new operating system. It begins with the Bootloader screen that appears a few moments after switch-on.
Beginning with an easy-to-use installer and booting into a well-thought-out desktop, Mandriva 2007 provides an environment that is aesthetically consistent and makes new users feel at home. Overall Mandriva 2007 re-establishes the distribution as one of the most advanced desktop experiences in GNU/Linux.
A few weeks ago, in Faqs! Facts! Fax! 531 in response to a query about the DT Mk II ‘Vista Ready’ computer (Boot Camp 436) I casually mentioned that if anyone was interested in finding out about how to install Linux on this machine they should write in, and you did! We are going to be looking at how to install Linux on a Windows XP computer in a dual-boot configuration.
Not many years ago, Linux users were pretty much computer geeks. The amount of software available was limited and most installs were from source code. It was from this simple premise that Mandrake was born.
Mandriva Linux, once the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distribution, still enjoys an enthusiastic following and a positive cashflow, and has settled into the niche it established in 1999: a technologically advanced operating system that's easy to install, configure, and use without dumbing everything down. Below are interviews with three of those everyday people who make Mandriva Linux and its surrounding community great.
Was it because of a bad strategy? Was its release cycle too long? Was it the controversy over Gael Duval being fired? Or was it just the lack of quality in its latest releases? Whatever it was, it disappointed a lot of people. The once most popular Linux distribution had now fallen far behind the leading Ubuntu, Fedora and Suse. A lot of its users were moving towards PCLinuxOS.
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Free Edition based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
Though delayed for a while and later to market than most Mandriva fans would probably prefer, the new Mandriva Linux 2007 PowerPack Edition is finally here, nearly a year after the previous release.
I found early versions of Linux weren't very user-friendly, so this time around, I used my 7-year-old son as my test subject. I gave him a little lesson on how to use Mandriva One and off he went. On his own, he was able to boot up the machine and get himself online to his favorite kid Web sites without any problems at all -- meaning today's Linux has a short learning curve.
Mandriva, makers of the popular Linux distribution, are to hold a global Linux installfest later this month.
Naming distribution versions after a calendar year sounds familiar to me. I'm thinking of Windows 95, of course. And my experience with French distribution Mandriva 2007 brought me back to those frustrating times I used to have with Microsoft's decade-old offering.
It was a nice evening. I started Rpmdrake 2007 "the long way" (Applications -> System -> Configuration -> Packaging -> Install, Remove & Update Software), then I looked into what video & audio applications could I add from PLF (with all the codecs).
Firefox was using 100% of the CPU in my Mandriva 2007, and suddenly it went out of sight. Well, it was gone, but the bad thing is that 145 MB file on my desktop. To disable the generation of the core dumps, edit the file /etc/security/limits.conf.
Invictus is latin for unconquered and the title of a famous poem by William Ernest Henley. Invictus Firewall is a redundant firewall. Drakinvictus is the wizard that will help you to configure it, in your language when available. That’s as Mandrivian as it gets.
Mandriva has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Linbox, pending shareholder approval. "Active in both Open Source and Linux market for 10 years, Linbox develops and markets software infrastructure administration products for medium to large organizations."
Mandriva you say? To be honest I haven’t used Mandriva since the days when they were known as Mandrake. Since that time I have become perfectly happy with Ubuntu and Fedora, but decided to give Mandriva another chance since their latest version sports some very nice software.
How sad it is to see when people in the OpenSource community are doing so much FUD and people are jumping as the Panurge's sheeps. What ? I'm talking about Distrowatch which sems to compete for the FUD of the year. I can't believe that someone is doing something like this
I determined to get the ATI drivers working. The big difference here is that this time I'm using the 32bit Mandriva rather than 64bit. Here's a quick HOWTO on getting this stuff up and running.
Also: Feeding the frenzy of misinterpretation