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[News] Screenshot Tours of Mandriva 2009.1, Other Distro News

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Mandriva 2009.1 RC1 Screenshot Tour For both KDE and GNOME editions

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| On March 10th, Mandriva announced the immediate availability of Mandriva 
| Linux 2009.1 RC1. Though a bit late, we thought it would be nice to please 
| some of our readers and offer them a visual tour of this first release 
| candidate. And we promise that from now on we will keep you updated with 
| screenshots for all Mandriva releases, so stay tuned!    
| What's new in Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC1? Well, the most important feature of 
| this release is draksnapshot a.k.a. the brand new system restore 
| functionality. Another cool addition is the HDT (Hardware Detection Tool) 
| that allows users to get a complete description of the hardware without 
| needing to install the operating system to the hard drive.     


DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 294, 16 March 2009

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| This week we follow up on our introduction to Logical Volume Management with 
| a walk-through guide on using it with some of the most popular Linux 
| distributions. In the news section, Slackware presents a massive first update 
| of its 'current' tree since version 12.2 was released three months ago, 
| Ubuntu packages Plymouth, the kernel-based mode-setting splash program 
| for 'Karmic Koala', openSUSE battles to restore its main download server 
| after a hardware fault, Tiny Core presents a new version of its revolutionary 
| 10 MB desktop distro, and Debian delivers the first glimpses of 'Squeeze', 
| the distribution's next stable release. The issue also focuses on the ext4 
| file system after reports of possible data loss - is it safe to use it? 
| Finally, two links to interviews with Debian and Ubuntu developers, as well 
| as TuxRadar's nostalgic look at the best desktop environments of 2000. Happy 
| reading!            



Geek-Free Debian Tutorials and Stuff

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| Recognizing a moment when I see one, I plopped my laptop bag onto the counter
| and retrieved a Mandriva 2009 disc. I said, "Here, take this. It's not what I
| run, but it is the total package. Just boot your box to it and there ya go.
| Do you know how to change boot devices in your BIOS?" The man replied that he
| did. I said, "Rock on. I think you're gonna like that disc and don't worry
| about any mischief on your machine, this is a live disc and it runs without
| touching your hard drive." Well, they both just thought that was amazing. We
| exchanged more smiles and a few moments later my first proof was ready.
| The moral of this story, kids, is that the public at large is completely
| ignorant of Linux and the schwing that you get with it. Of course, we already
| know this but every once in a while it's helpful to see it in action and to
| be there to provide answers or wow their socks off. It really did take me
| about 2 minutes to install glabels, get my design finalized, printed to pdf,
| burnt to a disc and in their hands. And it really did blow them away. Wicked.


Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for testing

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| The Mandriva development team today announced a release candidate for its
| 2009 Spring release, codenamed Pomerol. Release candidate 1 includes KDE
| 4.2.1, GNOME 2.25.92, Xfce 4.6, X.org server 1.6, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1 and
| the brand-new qt 4.5.0.
| In addition to features such as Speedboot, included in the beta release last
| month, 2009 Spring RC1 includes the experimental hybrid ISO technology.
| Hybrid ISO allows users to dump an ISO image to USB storage devices which can
| be used to boot additional devices such as netbooks.


Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring RC1 ready for tests!


Mandriva 2009.0: Much improved since last year

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| On my completely subjective rating scale……4.9 out of 5.


Mandriva 2009.0 KDE 4.2.1 packages available - With Qt 4.5.0 final !!!

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| Arrived the time of year of doing another test upgrade for Mandriva users.


Mandriva Linux: What Windows should be.

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| For the last 15 or more years I have been waiting for Linux to be as user
| friendly as Windows. As more and more impressive software came out for
| windows, this grew stronger and stronger. Now, I am finally satisfied. I
| installed and instantly saw that my life was about to get easier. I spend
| about 16 hours a day coding and Googling. So, my operating system must be top
| notch. I also do not like to sit and type commands all day either. But with
| Mandriva 2009, I do not have to!
| It happens everytime my girlfriend goes to MySpace. She gets infected with
| malware, despite running Spybot SD and AVG. Great job, now I am going to have
| to clean her PC out again right? Wrong, I formatted the drive and installed
| Mandriva. She is now browsing safely and is having no problem using Linux. It
| is as easy as Windows now, but without the bullshit. Now, I do not complain
| that she is going to MySpace!


Mandriva 2009.1 Beta Boots Faster

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| Delayed two days, Mandriva announced last night (February 12th) the beta
| version of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring) distribution. This
| beta release brings a Live CD, for anyone who wants to test it without
| installing it, and some of the hottest Linux technologies, such as: Linux
| kernel 2.6.28, X.org Server, KDE 4.2, GNOME 2.26 Beta, XFCE 4.6
| Beta 3, OpenOffice.Org 3.0.1, LXDE, Python 2.6.1 and above all that, support
| for the EXT4 filesystem, in the installer.


Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring makes its debut

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| Kickstarting what promises to be a busy couple of months for Linux releases,
| the Mandriva team has announced the beta release of its Mandriva Linux 2009
| Spring edition. Codenamed Margaux, the beta version takes the first steps
| towards speedier boot times with part one of its Speedboot project which
| users can enable t to test out its progress.

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