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[News] Mandriva 2009 Called "Beautiful"

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Oh Its Beautiful

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| These were the exact words from my wife's mouth when she saw my Mandriva 2009 
| install. I choose the KDE 4 desktop which is eye-candy in itself, but 
| Mandriva devs have put in a lot of effort and made KDE look much more 
| adoring. Every look is pleasing and speaks of the attention to details paid 
| by devs.    
| Beginning with the splash screen ( common to both GNOME and KDE ), KDE 
| wallpapers, KDE theme, modified KMenu and all the way to screensavers every 
| thing is a pure visual delight. Mandriva has made sure that all applications 
| are well blended in the theme and look similar.    


Mandriva Linux and your Blackberry


"I’m thinking of hitting the OEMs harder than in the past with anti-Linux. ...
they should do a delicate dance"

                --Joachim Kempin, Microsoft OEM Chief


Mandriva 2009

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| Linux has came far in the past few years. It has evolved from a command line,
| only good for server and security operating system, to a gorgeous, fun and
| easy to use stable desktop OS also.
| Mandriva 2009 is a wonderful distrobution for all you frustrated Vista users.
| It is prettier and more functional than M$ Vista, and best of all free, lke
| most of the available software.


Mandriva 2009 helps new users to grow

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| Back when Mandriva was called Mandrake, the distribution had the reputation
| of being the most user-friendly Linux distribution. Financial difficulties,
| personnel changes, and the rise of Ubuntu changed that, and somehow Mandriva
| never quite regained its reputation. With this week's release of Mandriva
| 2009, Mandriva has continued to work on user-friendliness. Aside from a
| poorly organized installation program and a few scattered problems, Mandriva
| 2009 offers a desktop experience that is at least the equal of any other
| distribution for everyday use and that has a strong claim of being the most
| advanced available for system administration.
| [...]
| Purists might wish that Mandriva would go one step further, and explain to
| new users what configuration files they are changing with the desktop tools.
| However, Mandriva deserves full credit for not limiting the definition of
| user-friendly to over-simplification. Unlike most user-friendly
| distributions, Mandriva is not just for beginners, but for intermediate users
| as well -- and that's a redefinition that is long overdue.


Mandriva 2009 Linux Review

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| Mandriva specifies a minimum of 512 MB memory to run Mandriva 2009 but
| recommends 1 GB if you want to turn on all the special effects. On my 512 MB
| machine, it ran flawlessly. The hard disk space requirement is a minimum of 2
| GB with 6 GB recommendation. 3D acceleration is supported on most capable
| hardware. If you have any of the NVIDIA, ATITM, Intel, SiS, Matrox and VIA
| graphics cards, you are in luck as Mandriva One 2009 bundles with it the
| proprietary drivers for all these cards and you can use the 3D acceleration
| capabilities out of the box without any further tinkering.
| This year, Mandriva is celebrating its 10th year of innovation. It has a long
| history of rolling out robust Linux distributions. The latest release namely
| Mandriva 2009 is another feather in its cap for a job well done.


Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

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| Mandriva Linux 2009 was recently released to the public. Here we provide some
| titbits from Mandriva One, one of the free editions of Mandriva Linux 2009.
| The other editions are:Mandriva Free, and Mandriva Powerpack. Mandriva
| Powerpack is the commercial edition, available for purchase from the Mandriva
| website.


Mandriva 2009

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| The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution
| lovers…although things are a bit quiet at the moment. Ubuntu 8.10, OpenSuse
| 11 and Fedora 10 are just around the corner, and Debian 5 should have been
| released already but is delayed. That means the only major release so far has
| been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.


Mandriva Linux 2009 impresses

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| One of the more exciting inclusions in Mandriva 2009 is the incorporation of
| the LUKS encryption system into the installer. What this means is that
| Mandriva 2009 will allow users to encrypt their partitions directly from the
| installer.


Living with Mandriva

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| That’s pretty much all I’ve done. So far, nothing has crashed, Plasma has
| behaved itself and everything has “just worked”. Mandriva has made me forget
| that I’m using KDE 4, which is actually a good thing!


Shiny New Mandriva Linux 2009 Walkthrough and First Impressions

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| The latest and as they say one of the most ground-breaking versions of
| Mandriva Linux has been released as scheduled. Mandriva Linux 2009 is
| jam-packed with exciting new features and innovations that will try to cater
| everyone’s desktop needs. I had fun with Mandriva 2008, so I was really
| looking forward to this latest release.


Mandriva Linux 2009 'optimised' for mini laptops

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| Linux publisher Mandriva has released its latest distribution, Mandriva Linux
| 2009, offering a faster boot time and up-to-date versions of tools such as
| KDE, Gnome, OpenOffice and Firefox, plus an installer that optimises the
| platform for mini-laptops.


Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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| Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed
| specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.
| Mandriva Mini is aimed primarily at vendors of so-called 'netbooks', and is
| customised for this category of small form factor device, Mandriva said.


Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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| Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop
| systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva
| Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if
| Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer
| is yes! Mandriva is providing the innovative operating system for the
| upcoming GDium netbook system, produced by Emtec.


Mandriva packs in changes for new release

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| Kicking off what promises to be a couple of months packed full of great Linux
| releases, Mandriva Linux will today release Mandriva 2009, the latest
| incarnation of its popular Linux desktop. We take a look at what you can
| expect.

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