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Testing Mandriva

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| Three years ago I switched from Windows to Ubuntu and never looked back. One 
| of the things I wanted to do from the beginning was test other Linux 
| distributions.  



Mandriva One 2009 - Kaptivating KDE

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| I can easily say that this is one of the best KDE 4 distros out there.
| openSUSE has the KDE 4 desktop as default for a while now, but I should say
| that nothing comes close to the polish that one can see in Mandriva Linux
| 2009. The OS is a pleasure to use.


Mandriva One video tour

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| We loaded and ran the 2009 (10th Anniversary) edition of Mandriva Linux One,
| which we reviewed earlier this week. It's pretty, it's smooth, and it had a
| few problems with the GUI software install/remove utility that would leave a
| new user scratching his head, but overall, it's a nice update to a distro
| that started out with the idea that ordinary, non-technical computer users
| should be able to install and run GNU/Linux without expert help -- and that
| still adheres to this principle.


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 Linux 2009 Firewall

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| Unless you want to create a custom rule, you do not really need to tweak the
| firewall. It is configured to allow normal Internet traffic though, and you
| do not have to be an expert to use it. If you are not using Mandriva, and
| your distro does not install a gui firewall client, you may want to read
| graphical firewall clients for Linux desktops for a list of some of the best
| firewall gui clients.


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 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.


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 Linux 2009 released

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| Mandriva Linux 2009 claims to provide the most advanced and easy-to-use Linux
| operating system available and ships the “modern and cutting-edge” KDE 4.1
| desktop environment and Linux kernel 2.6.27.

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