The last time we had took a look at Mandriva was back in the Mandrake 9.2 days. Anyhow, with the first Alpha release now out for Mandriva 2007 Alpha, we decided to fire up the GNOME candidate to see how it looks these days.
Mandriva has begun their development cycle by releasing an alpha for the upcoming 2007.0. They posted a list of known issues and a few others are coming to light. Beranger looked at the gnome version which compliments my choice of the kde version. These are approximately 684M livecds and best defined as cooker snapshots at this point. The full install version is expected in the next few days. So how did the kde version do here on a desktop machine?
I couldn't help myself but testing the GNOME one. And I'm rather perplexed with what I saw.
First of all, I used for this my legendary old laptop, reputed for getting very well will live distros like: PCLinuxOS 0.92, CentOS 4.3 LiveCD, the Ubuntu line, Hedinux, MEPIS, and more.
The first development ISO images of Mandriva Linux 2007 have been released for download and testing. At the time of writing only Mandriva One live CD images for the i586 and x86_64 architectures are available, but expect the usual full (4-CD) installation sets to appear on Mandriva mirrors in a day or two.
According to reports not only is Xorg 7.0 expected to be included in the upcoming Mandriva 2007 scheduled for release in early fall, but also Gnome 2.16.
Ladies and gentlmen ! You're cooker system was too stable ? not enough broken ? too boring ? Now all your wishes are granted with the arrival of Xorg 7.0 in cooker ! With Xorg ( + Mesa ), there will have 385 rpms landing in cooker !
What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move? Why would an average PC user make the effort to change over to Linux? This article just sums up our own experiences after several years of use of as well Windows as Mandriva Linux.
SOURCES SAID Dell in Europe and Mandriva will introduce a Latitude DX20 laptop using the Linux operating system.
Mandriva Linux's premium-service members now have exclusive access to the beta version of a new online catalog/download service that makes identifying and installing new software simple for even a novice Linux user, the company announced April 25.
Many things happen lately on Mandriva Cooker :
*KDE 3.5.2 : After having releasing koffice 1.5 with maestria, Laurent begins to put KDE 3.5.2 in cooker.
*Gnome 2.14.1 : Still on the bleeding edge front, after his holiday in Mexico, Fred begins to put Gnome 2.14.1 in cooker.
In a tear-jerking last farewell, Gaël Duval says goodbye and thanks to the developers on the Cooker Mailing List.
Just to note that most Mandriva sites and services are down right now. This is beyond our control - Redbus (one of the major peering points in France) has had a power outage, and we’re just one of the casualties.
The Cyber Cynic podcast with Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols looks at the popular French-based Linux distributor Mandriva and its troubles in eWEEK Podcast #47.
Mandriva is introducing Mandriva One, a combined live and install CD based on Mandriva Linux 2006. In a few weeks, Mandriva will open the first version of Mandriva Kiosk, a one-click Web-based software installation service, to Club members.
Fired. Yes. Simply fired, for economical reasons, along with a few other ones. More than 7 years after I created Mandrake-Linux and then Mandrakesoft, the current boss of Mandriva "thanks me" and I'm leaving, sad, with my two-month salary indemnity standard package.