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Mandriva and its R D projects PR

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MDV Last time I talk about the Xtreem OS. As we could see, there were very few communication/PR about this on Mandriva website. This complete lack of communication from Mandriva about theses R&D projects is very strange.

Mandriva Cooker (2010.0) opened

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MDV Since Friday the cooker repositories, which will lead to Mandriva 2010.0 in 6 months, are open again. In only 3 days about 400 new package releases were made.

A Taste of Spring: The Mandriva One 2009.1 Experience

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zwuser.wordpress: I just got the news last week that Mandriva released their latest and greatest version, 2009.1 a.k.a Spring. For convenience sake, I decided to get the Mandriva One KDE CD image.

Why prefer Mandriva over another distribution?

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MDV What is the the advantage of Mandriva above other distributions like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and Fedora. I wrote down a couple of reasons why I use Mandriva on my desktop systems.

Mandriva 2009 Spring Kicks Vista7 back to /dev/null

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izanbardprince.wordpress: With my latest foray into Windows 7 build 7100 (official Release Candidate from MS Technet) I was experiencing largely the same errors/issues/bad performance as I had on the unofficial 7057 and 7077 wherein everyone replied “Hold your horses”

Mandriva's latest touted for fast boots

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MDV Mandriva has released the final version of Mandriva Linux Spring 2009. The new version offers KDE 4.2.2 as the default desktop, delivers up to 25 percent faster boots, supports additional netbooks, and provides enhanced networking and security tools.

Celebrate Spring with Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring

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MDV Mandriva announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring. Quicker, easier and even more secure this new version brings you a host of innovative functionalities.

Mandriva 2009.1 Preview and Screenshots

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MDV Mandriva one of the leading distro provider has finally released their last testing version for their upcoming spanking distro named 2009.1 Spring ... 2009.1 tries mend the flaws that 2009.0 came with..

Mainstream Linux gets more netbook-friendly

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MDV Eager to add Penguin-power to your pint-sized portable? New releases of Mandriva and KDE Desktop are being optimised for a better netbook experience.

Mandriva 2009.1 (rc1) on the Acer Aspire One

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MDV For a while now I have been considering buying a netbook to look at photos, read email, browse the internet, and one or two other activities. Two weeks ago, I decided to buy an Acer Aspire One 110 and running Mandriva.

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