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How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

PackageKit support in upcoming Mandriva 2009.0

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MDV One of the new feature in Mandriva 2009.0 will be PackageKit support. As of today, PackageKit now have support for an urpmi backend ! This backend have been developped by Mandriva, and is already one of the backend supporting the most features.

Mandriva 2009 Beta 2 - KDE 4.1 thoughts and comments

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MDV I recently downloaded the Mandriva 2009.0 beta 2 KDE 4.1 live cd. I kept of list of things I found as I had a look around it. I only focused on the desktop.

Reimagining The Desktop

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Here is an interesting discussion of the changes KDE 4 (via Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases) brings to desktop interaction. It's a very comprehensive and thoughtful discussion and explanation of the new features KDE 4 introduces and what they mean for how you interact with your desktop. If you're not sure how to go about using KDE 4 to its full potential, read it!

Some july-august Cooker news

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MDV After Mandriva 2009.0 Beta 1 release, here are some news on the Cooker front: Improving mdkapplet behaviour, Xmetisse and Xgl in contrib, and Refreshed installer UI landing in cooker.

Some news about mandriva KDE4 development :

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MDV Saturday was the day of the meeting of the KDE Team on mandriva Labs. We discussed about the current state of our KDE4 and we took some decisions.

Mandriva Spring 2008 The New “Definitive” Linux?

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MDV I’ll just lay this out right from the beginning: Mandriva Spring 2008 Live CD is better than most other distributions fully installed. I am currently writing this blog on a laptop (that is generally flaky about Linux distributions) running the Live version of Mandriva Spring 2008. And even without installing the distribution I am very impressed. Let’s see just how this is faring.

Mandriva Linux on my Acer Aspire 7220

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osgeex.blogspot: Two weeks ago I bought a Acer Aspire 7220 laptop. Based on a AMD Semphron 3800, Nvidia Geoforce 7000M, 2 GiB DDR2 RAM and a 80 GiB HDD. Everything I could ever wish for is included, except for a webcam.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1

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MDV Newer distros mean newer kernels, which give better support for new hardware and newer distros have newer packages - importantly, game packages. Hot off the press, I downloaded the KD4 combo live/install CD for x86-32.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 released

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Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final.

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Leftovers: Kernel

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 Release Candidate 3, Everything Is Normal
    Just a few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the third RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel.
  • A look at the kernel bisection scripts
    I've been hacking on the bisection scripts for quite some time now. Things got stalled for a bit in October/November. I introduced several bugs which caused me to lose multiple days of testing verification so I took a break and worked on other things to relieve my frustrations. They are now at the point where they could use some testing besides my own. Here's a walk through of what I have
  • Unconscious biases
    Matthew Garrett’s recent very good response to Eric Raymond’s recent post opposing inclusiveness efforts in free software reminded me of something I’ve been noticing more and more often: a very substantial proportion of the female developers I encounter working on the kernel are from non-European cultures where I (and I expect most people from western cultures) lack familiarity with the gender associations of all but the most common and familiar names.
  • Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 2 Has over 60 Bugfixes
    Today, November 30, 2015, Collabora's Emil Velikov has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Mesa 11.1.0 open source 3D graphics library software.

Leftovers: Software

  • Laptop Mode Tools Review - Increase the Battery Life of Your Laptop
    I tested Laptop Mode Tools in Ubuntu 15.10, and it’s available in the official repos. You can use the Ubuntu Software Center to install it, and in this case, it’s quite useful because it also provides the option to install a couple more packages, one for Ethernet devices settings and the other one for Advanced Power Management (APD).
  • 5 Best Online Image Editor Free For Websites, Blogs And Social Media
    Images are everywhere, from a small blog post to social media. One of the best ways to attract customers to your content is through a unique and attractive graphic that describes what the whole content is all about. There are numerous software that let you design images for blogs and social media, but that needs to start from scratch. What if we have tools that get us going right from we open the tools for the first time. That’s what we are going to talk about. We’re going to mention 5 best online image editor free & premium tools to create illustrative images for your websites, blogs and social media etc. without any hard work. So let’s do it.
  • Popcorn Time App Is Back, Now Made by Developers from Around the World
    The famous Popcorn Time app that allows people to stream movies and TV shows directly from torrents is back after the development was suspended for a few weeks.
  • APT 1.1 released
    After 1.5 years of work we released APT 1.1 this week! I’m very excited about this milestone.
  • Build Your Own Linux Cloud Alternative
    Lately it seems like cloud computing is all the rage. Unfortunately, the cloud computing bandwagon has completely forgotten about users with limited connectivity. This article will dive head first into solutions that allow folks to enjoy the advantages of running their own personal cloud without relying on off-site servers.
  • MKV Extractor Qt Review - A Simple Tool for Your MKV Needs
    MKV Extractor Qt is yet another tool that helps users manage MKV video files, and it has this function and this function only. The MKV container is becoming a lot more prominent in the industry, which is causing some problems to the community. This is only a container, and in theory, it should work on any systems and in any conditions, but that’s not happening. Sometimes users need to unpack the MKV file for various purposes.
  • KShutdown Review - Scheduled Shutdown, Restarts, and Other Actions on Linux
    KShutdown is an application that allows users to customize the shutdown procedure for Linux and Windows OS, with features like time delay or proper notifications.