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[News] Reviews of GoblinX Micro 2.6 and Mandriva Flash 2008 (USB Linux)

  • Subject: [News] Reviews of GoblinX Micro 2.6 and Mandriva Flash 2008 (USB Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 22:50:47 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
ReviewLinux.Com: First Look GoblinX Micro 2.6

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| I am looking at a micro Linux distribution today called GoblinX 2.6. This 
| distribution is a Live CD that loaded fast and was very stable. Hope you 
| enjoy the movie.    


Mandriva Flash 2008: Bigger and better

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| While several other distros are designed specifically to run off external USB 
| drives, Mandriva Flash still offers a good alternative worth paying for. 
| First of all, you don't have to get your hands dirty installing a Linux 
| distro on a USB stick and spend time configuring it. Unlike other distros, 
| Mandriva Flash offers a full-featured desktop with all the frills and fancy  
| trimmings, including 3-D desktop effects.    



Review: GoblinX 2.0

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| I felt that GoblinX is a pretty decent distribution. They definitely
| went all out to create their own look and feel and they did a good
| job of doing this. Other than K3b not working, the system appeared
| to work just fine for me. It gives you a variety of applications
| to use as well as giving your system a unique look and feel. The
| effort put in to getting the applications themed together similarly
| is commendable. It helps solidify the system?s look and feel and
| gives it a polished look.


Released GoblinX Premium 2007.1

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| The GoblinX Premium 2007.1 is released.
| The special edition created to be the main operating system of
| the goblin fan, our O.S. Replacement, starts the second
| generation of the distribution, full of news, special
| features and upgrades.


GoblinX Premium 2007.1

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| GoblinX is a truly unique looking Linux experience. Even today with
| all the themes and 3D effects, many distros look so similar as to
| sometimes make distinction difficult. This won't be a problem with
| GoblinX. It can't be confused with any other.


GoblinX 2.0 Screenshot Tour

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| All new features and upgrades prepared for the Premium edition are
| included, including a new functional Magic Center which works with
| Xfce and all graphical user interfaces. In comparison with Premium
| released in the end of last month, this edition adds 'probesata'
| cheatcode and SATA modules support to initrd and also corrects a
| small error in the GoblinX installer


New 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB Released today

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| Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of 
| the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you 
| wherever you go. 2008 Mandriva Flash includes a new functionnality: ezBoot 
| which reboots under Linux without going through BIOS settings, and the double 
| utilization of Windows and Linux system.    


Living with Mandriva 2008

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| This is currently my favorite popular distro. From a practical standpoint, I
| feel it is better than Windows Vista. I don’t say that as a Linux slappy.
| Looking at it from an angle of which OS enables me to do the things I need to
| do day in and day out, Mandriva shines. My next article will compare Vista
| and Mandriva 2008 in depth, and I will convince you why 2008 wins.    


A look at Mandriva Linux 2008

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| There were aspects of this Mandriva release that I really liked, such as the
| installer and the Control Center but overall the system didn't really grab
| me. It is quite a decent, well put-together operating system with all the
| basics and a few extras like the Control Center and 3D desktop effects. It
| was stable and ran well, but on the whole it didn't seem to offer anything
| exciting enough to make me want to switch to the distribution permanently.
| For the seasoned Mandriva user, I get the impression this will be quite a
| worthy upgrade, but as for me I'm going to check back when the next release
| arrives.        
| 8 "Smarties" out of 10.


Mandriva Linux 2008

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| Overall Score: 8.5


Mandriva Linux 2008  

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| If you hate the word Ubuntu and just dont like the system, Mandriva works
| well and the PowerPack contains everything you need unlike the Ubuntu default
| install.  


Battle of the Titans: Mandriva 2008 vs openSUSE 10.3

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| Overall Winner
| In our little just-for-fun comparison, we the judges find that Mandriva wins
| by 4 categories to 2. But to the original question the answer would be to go
| buy the Mandriva Power Pack or try PCLOS or ALT Linux in which advanced power
| saving feature do work out of the box. Also, YMMV.  
| However, don't forget that both openSUSE and Mandriva are both nice distros.
| This little article is highly subjective and you may not agree. That's okay.
| I love them both.  
| Winner: Mandriva 2008.0


Mandriva 2008.0 rocks

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| Mandriva 2008.0 seems to be a splendid release. Since setup I've not
| experienced any problems. My system is fast, responsive, and stable. The new
| artwork is gorgeous, and the fonts look great as well. I was pleased with the
| hardware support, especially the powersaving features. I can play any  
| multimedia file format I have, and watch Flash videos on the Web.  


Mandriva Linux PowerPack 2008.0 review

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| Like I usually say when Mandriva is at the apex of its release cycle, this is
| desktop Linux as it should be. It's as advanced and complex as you need it to
| be, and as automatic as most people would like it to be. Unlike nearly every
| other desktop-oriented OS, with Mandriva I never run into incidents where the
| automatic parts of the system interfere with my intentions for desktop
| operation.    


The recent incident:

[Mandriva CEO:] An open letter to Steve Ballmer

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| Wow! I’m impressed, Steve! What have you done for these guys to change their
| mind like this? It’s pretty clear to me, and it will be clear to everyone.
| How do you call what you just did Steve, in the place where you live? In my
| place, they give it various names, I’m sure you know them.  
| Hey Steve, how do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?
| Of course, I will keep fighting this one and the next one, and the next one.
| You have the money, the power, and maybe we have a different sense of ethics
| you and I, but I believe that hard work, good technology and ethics can win
| too.  


Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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| So, even as Microsoft claims superior quality over Linux, they act as if they 
| don't even buy their own FUD. If they really believed that Windows was 
| superior to Linux, they wouldn't have to bribe people with “marketing help” 
| to get them to choose Windows.   


Linux wins Nigerian school desktops back from Microsoft

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| "We are sticking with that platform," said the official, who would not give
| his name.


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