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Re: Mandriva Linux One Screenshots

  • Subject: Re: Mandriva Linux One Screenshots
  • From: wbarwell <wbarwell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 20:13:39 -0600
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ wbarwell ] on Saturday 11 March 2006 10:24 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [ nton ] on Friday 10 March 2006 17:19 \__
>>>> On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 19:28:57 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> __/ [ raunsi ] on Thursday 09 March 2006 18:32 \__
>>>>>> [quoted text muted]
>>>>> ...Thought it might interest a few rather than kick off a discussion.
>>>>> Pictures give good and concise insight into future upgrades.
>>>> Thanks for the link. I think Mandriva One could be just the thing to re
>>>> awaken interest in Mandy relative to other distros. I think Ubuntu has
>>>> good package management but still like the tools for a newbie that
>>>> Mandriva has. Making a one cd install with an option to check to see if
>>>> it works on your hardware before installation is the way to go.
>>> I used Mandriva on two machines in the past, but one of the experiences
>>> (Mandrake 9.2) was less successful than the other. I had a friend
>>> migrated from Windows to Linux Mandriva 2006 and he liked it far more
>>> than Ubuntu 5, which I installed for him initially. I am not a GNOME
>>> person. Neither was he. Hardware compatibility in Mandriva was better
>>> too as far as I could tell, but maybe it was down to kernel versions.
>> For KDE fans, there is Kubuntu.
>> Hopefully Mandrake is over the udev - UBS hump
>> now.
> Mandrake/driva is wonderful but KDE was voted desktop environment of the
> year and Ubuntu was elected distribution of the year. Some 'wise guys'
> will put two and two together, inferring that Kubuntu would be excellent.
> A friend once told me it was slightly and inconsistent. That was a long
> time ago, so maybe these issue have been corrected since.

Supposedly Kubuntu is very nice and well integrated
KDE is now working on KDE 4.0 which will be a fairly
heavy duty revamping of KDE with an eye to dealing
with numerous issues underlying KDE's core code.
It is supposed to fix a lot of old bugs, including printing
problems with Kwrite and other old issues.  It is supposed
to integrate KDE - Gnome libraries better for much better cross
platform compatibilty and many more goodies.  Hopefully 
by the end of the year, KDE will be kicking things up 
another notch or two. 

Something to look forward too in the future.
Coupled with X-org's planned upgrades to core
X server capabilities, mainly true 3-d acceleration
and open GL abilities, next year could be interesting
for KDE- Linux fans.


So you want to fight the Master!
First you must fight my brother Chang!

Cheerful Charlie

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