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Mandriva Linux Whiffs on Virtualization Integration

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With its Corporate Server 4, Mandriva is challenging the Linux data center operating systems from Red Hat and Novell by offering broader support for virtualization technologies. It's a solid-sounding plan, but eWEEK Labs' tests of CS 4 show that it's longer on ambition than execution.

Second look at Linux proves persuasive

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Back in 1991, a brilliant and determined 21-year-old computer science student at the University of Helsinki had an idea. He decided to try his hand at creating his own PC-style operating system. I recently shook the dust off my old Compaq 1800-XL notebook computer to see how easy it would be to install a modern-day Linux operating system.

Gaël Duval, Ulteo, & Screenshot

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LXF 85 is available at the newsstands since Sep. 21 (in Britain), and it was sent to subscribers about one week earlier. Something new is publicly known to the readers of LXF, and absolutely n-o-b-o-d-y said a word on it! The Ulteo coverage starts with two pages of babbling. Then...

Mandriva aims for the enterprise

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Q&A: Following the launch of Corporate Server 4.0, ZDNet UK spoke to Mandriva chief executive François Bancilhon about how Mandriva plans to win over the enterprise

Avast!

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Aye, ’tis plain sailin’ fer 2007 an’ no mistake. Cap’n ‘Fearsome’ Barth an’ his horde o’ hard-drinkin’, wench-baitin’ below decks swabbers ‘ave removed the last o’ th’ mice, rats, termites &c from their stations chewing at the timbers o’ th’ good ship Mandriva, an’ we be ready to send ‘er out to the cruel ocean waves right soon like. Arrrrr.

Countdown to Final: Mandriva 2007 RC2

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Even though Mandriva 2007 Final is due out at about any time, RC2 was released Sunday and most of the news sites carried the news on Monday. I decided I'd go ahead and test rc2 since I'd not seen Mandriva since beta3. At that time things were really beginning to come together for Mandriva developers and some vast improvements were found. Were they able to maintain their upward curve or did this release fail to impress?

Mandriva 2007 RC2 RpmList

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Mandriva's new server Linux does virtualization treble

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Mandriva has released Corporate Server 4.0, a version of Linux aimed at businesses. The release is part of Mandriva's ongoing push beyond its roots as a provider of Linux for end-users to challenge Red Hat and Novell in the market for Linux for enterprise servers.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta Review

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Mandriva is still quite a popular distribution amongst new Linux users and we will take a look at the latest beta release of Mandriva 2007 Beta.

Xgl in action with Mandriva 2007.0 (nearly final)

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Xgl is the new hype, let’s see if it works well under Mandriva! Just a little snapshot before release. Xgl works nicely and is great, here are some screenshots. Not much text, and not a lot of screenshots, but what's there is interesting. Smile

Those Screenshots.

Mandriva 2007 Right Around the Corner?

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While folks were looking for a RC2 to be released today, news of the final being released to early seeders hits the Mandriva Club.

Mandriva powers up a serious business-server Linux

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Mandriva Linux, formerly Mandrake Linux, on Sept. 14 will ship a major upgrade to its business server-oriented Linux distribution. The company claims that Mandriva Corporate Server 4 is fully compliant with the LSB (Linux Standard Base), and therefore should have interoperability with products from other LSB-compliant vendors.

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2007 RC1

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The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2007 is out : "Mona, or Máni, God of the Moon, has been unleashed by Warly and the team. On the race to Mandriva Linux 2007, it's the first release candidate. Now that Tyr was put to sleep, there have been some changes.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 3 Report

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It was no secret that Mandriva released Beta 3 to their upcoming 2007 yesterday. I saw the news carried on just about every Linux site out there. I'm not sure why all the excitement and attention this time, I must have missed something. I mean, I'm always quite excited, but that kind of press is usually reserved for major releases or developmental milestones. Perhaps beta 3 is a milestone. There are some nice new features this time and perhaps this is why it was so noteworthy. It took me over 24 hours, but I finally got the 586/x64_86 dvd downloaded and burnt. This is what we found.

Mandriva 2007 Beta 2 - short review

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Beta versions of Mandriva 2007 have been appearing for a while now and the final release is coming soon. Bugs gets fixed, new features appear, together with the new looks… Thus, we have decided to give Mandriva 2007 beta 2 “Odin” a shot. This short review covers the key changes introduced in beta 2 - the Live-CD version with GNOME desktop onboard.

RPMDrake v3 Beta: Way To Go!

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Mandriva's new software manager will feature add and removal options all from one module. It's about time! Beranger has translated a blog entry from one of the developers and posted a screenshot.

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Firefox 1.5.0.6 in updates and a policy change

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You can now get the latest version of Firefox for your Mandriva Linux 2006 system directly from the Security Updates. We had shipped 1.0.6 versions of both applications with Mandriva Linux 2006.0 and we decided to break our no-backports rule for Firefox and Thunderbird for that reason.

Mandriva Music Contest

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Delighted, we are. 70 entries, and counting. And it’s not over yet! Many thanks to all of you that participated! and hurry up if you still did not sent your works, you have two weeks left to show us your… talent!

Mandriva 2007 Beta 1

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Like everyone else in Linuxville, I've been looking forward to the release of Mandriva's first 2007 beta. When it began appearing on mirrors Sunday, I immediately began the download of the i586-x86_64 DVD. It took almost 24 hours to download, but it made it. Was it worth the bother?

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