Mandrake Linux was created in with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. At that time, Linux was already well-known as a powerful and. Boot from your Mandriva DVD or CD (the first one). Select Install Mandriva Linux Spring and press Enter: Choose your language next: Accept the. The Perfect Desktop – Mandriva One Spring (Mandriva ) With KDE This tutorial e.g. mandriva-linux-onespring-KDE-int-cdrom-iiso.

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If you’ve enjoyed this week’s issue of Manfriva Weekly, please consider sending us a tip. DistroWatch Weekly A weekly opinion column and a summary of events from the distribution world.

Welcome to this year’s mandriga issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The release of Mandriva Linux But which of them will eventually become the “keeper”? One way to evaluate them all is to follow the development branches of the major distributions as they converge towards the point when they are declared stable and ready for deployment.

This is the topic of today’s feature story. All these mandrkva and more in this week’s issue of DistroWatch Weekly – happy reading! Testing, one two three Mandriva has given us the first glimpse of things to come, but others will soon follow. Ubuntu ‘s “Hardy Heron” will reach release candidate status later this week, while Fedora 9 is also closing on the final stages of its development, with the delayed preview release expected tomorrow Tuesday.

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A new Slackware can’t be far off either. So how exactly do we decide what is the best distribution for our particular needs? One good way of evaluating them all is to follow their development. This is exactly what I started doing three weeks ago – I downloaded the development releases of all major distributions — Ubuntu 8.

Then every few days I booted into each of them, one by one, and updated all installed packages libux their latest versions. This is a fairly simple task – all of these distributions now come with a system tray utility that can effect software updates with a mouse click or two, and they all have pre-configured package sources lists. When comparing distributions in this way, it has to be born in mind that they could be in vastly varied stages of their development.

As an example, I found the latest openSUSE barely usable, with Konsole crashing right after the installation – a fact that made me give up on the system early. On the other hand, Mandriva’s development branch that I installed on the same weekend was almost completely trouble-free. Of course, Factory openSUSE’s development branch was in an alpha stage at the time, while Cooker Mandriva’s development tree was already nearing stable release.

Still, even if it isn’t always easy to compare the distributions directly, following development in this way manddriva an interesting indication about what we can expect once the work is completed and the development branches converge towards the point when they mandrkva declared stable.

Some Fedora testers reported problems with the latest 20081. and the upcoming preview release, originally scheduled for last week, was also delayed apparently due to kernel problems, but I found the latest Rawhide the Fedora development tree to be very stable and usable. I’ve especially enjoyed the new update icon in the system tray which provides a way to perform package updates without launching Pirut or any other package management tool.

Debian too was very stable during my tests. At first glance, “Lenny” doesn’t seem to brim with many user interface changes and the Debian installer itself comes with only minor improvements, but that can be misleading.

Neither Debian, nor Fedora have integrated any new artwork into their upcoming products, which perhaps also contributes to the feeling that they are just “point” updates, rather than major new versions. Ubuntu’s “Hardy Heron” too is nearing the final stages of development, so I expected a fairly smooth ride after installing the beta some three weeks ago. Other than that, “Hardy” looks good, and the new artwork is a pleasant change from the picture-less backgrounds that Ubuntu used to ship in their previous releases except, of course, the infamous nude “art” in “Warty”.


The more advanced users can also add Slackware Linux to the list of distributions to test. As always, the oldest surviving Linux distro does not provide any one-click update mechanisms in the system tray, so the recommended way to keep up with updates is to download all new packages one by one, then use Slackware’s “pkgtools” to install them. Alternatively, there are several third-party package management tools e.

One last word of advice: But if you install any of the remaining four i.

This way you can boot any of them at your will – and according to your current mood. This also seems like a good topic for today’s discussion. Do any of the DistroWatch readers follow the development in this manner? If so, what are your impressions?

ISO images of the Mandriva 2008.1 release media

Which of the distribution do you believe to be the winner in this round of distro releases? Do you enjoy booting into different distributions each day to update them and to check out their progress? The first reviews and blog posts seem to be positive lniux a few minor issues here and there, but otherwise a 2008.1 release that mandrva appeal to both novice and advanced desktop users.

The big news here is the out-of-the-box support for the Eee PC, together with the usual hardware compatibility improvements, updated applications, new artwork, a parental control utility, the PulseAudio audio server and Elisa multimedia centre, and a host of small usability and user interface improvements. There is much more, so if you are interested in further details, head for the detailed linu notes and take the Mandriva Finally, a warm congratulations to Mandriva for reaching its year anniversary well, almost anyway.

While the road hasn’t always been as smooth as the company’s founders and shareholder would have liked, there is little doubt manriva the distribution has greatly contributed to the spread of Linux as an operating system for the desktop. So once again, congratulations and many happy returns! I would like to thank all the candidates for their service to the project, for standing for the post of project leader, and for offering the developers a strong and viable group of candidates.

The details of the results shall be soon up here.

The Perfect Desktop – Mandriva One 2010.1 Spring With GNOME

One of the big pieces there is around wanting to have reproducibility for your images – we accomplish this through using a Kickstart configuration for the live CD definition. So how do you go about it? Here is an interesting blog post that details the decision process at a service provider which accepted a task of setting up a LAMP server for several of its clients.

While no distribution was perfect during the test, the provider has eventually settled on CentOS: In other words, you won’t get the latest cutting edge packages like with Ubuntu or Fedora – but it linud guaranteed to be much less flawed. The bottom line is that distro preference is a personal decision. Personal to the individual who administers the systems and personal to the organization.

The only 0208.1 I see that might change is adopting Red Hat due to the technical support that is offered for a fee. Hands down, CentOS provided the fastest configuration time, lowest learning curve, better ROI, superior package management system, and a good fuzzy feeling of stability. Thanks to CentOS, we can get back to our main passion: The linuz version, labelled as “gOS Space 2.


The project, which is best known for the radical departure from standard computer user interfaces, appeared to be dormant for months, but mandriga it suddenly sprang to life with a new web site and a CD image. Unlike the project’s previous releases, the new SymphonyOne This looks like an acceptable amount for many users and the sole Symphony OS download mirror was hammered hard during the weekend.

Ryan Quinn, the founder of Symphony OS: So overwhelming, in fact, that our server can 2008. keep up. I am spending today doing my very best to locate and set up additional mirrors. To those of you who made a donation but have been unable to download the ISO due to the slowness mandrivw the server, we apologize and hope to have this problem corrected soon. We will certainly know to have a much better infrastructure in place for our next release before making it available.

This experiment was never intended to leave anyone unhappy and that is the last thing we intend to do. Those who mwndriva to bear with us will see new download links added today.

The new SDK enables third-party developers to easily enhance and extend the popular, mobile, open source platform for educational, telecommunications, and many other uses. Also, a small live system that lihux powered by Disk Manager, has all the necessary utilities a bootloader, networking, even SSH so you can use it as a recovery console in case of emergency. I am a year old former banking professional with 17 years experience in retail banking management. Mzndriva retired from banking in and started a small home-based computer repair business.

I enjoy barbecuing, hanging out with friends by the pool in the summer months, watching Nascar auto racing and American football. Coming from 5 years of packaging RPMs and not really wanting to learn a new packaging system I happened to come across a South African manvriva by the name of Jaco Greef. He was developing a script called ‘mklivecd’ and linuz it to Mandrake Linux.

The latest version isreleased earlier this week: It includes many new features and modern desktop themes. There are several exclusive applications in Linux XP to simplify system administration and user data migration from Windows to Linux XP.

Windows-like interface; 3D desktop; advanced control panel, simple file system layout, Windows migration tool; advanced network functions; easy installation; full NTFS file system support; easy program installation; advanced security functions; support for all modern file formats Please visit the project’s news page in Dutch to read the full release announcement. Based on Ubuntu 7. Some of the key features include: Nyx concentrates on KDE 3. Furthermore, a large linuc of individual functionality enhancements and bug fixes have been applied to the full package line up.

The Linux kernel 2. Another major topic has been the dissolution of the former ‘sidux’ menu into the XDG compliant menu categories. Summary of expected upcoming releases Fedora 9 Preview Fedora 9 Release Manddiva 1 Fedora 9 see draft release schedule New distributions added to waiting list AltimatOS. The project is currently in the very early stages of development.

The next instalment will be published on Mandrica, 21 April Fedora 29 Workstation and Silverblue, Haiku recovering from server outage, Fedora turns 15, Debian publishes updated media. Clu Linux Live 6. Peppermint OS 9, types of security used by different projects, Mint reacts to bugs in core packages, Slackware turns Freespire 3 and Linspire 7.

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