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[News] Mandriva 2009.1 Spring May be the Best KDE System Out There

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A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 Spring

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| They say first love never dies, and I guess there is a degree of truth in 
| that. Mandrake the predecessor of Mandriva was my first Linux, and despite 
| the fact that over the years our ways parted, I have a sentiment for this 
| distribution and I come back to it every now and again to check what’s new. 
| This time round I decided to have a look the newest addition to Mandriva 
| family; Madriva One 2009.1 Spring, boldly promising to bring the best of the 
| latest cutting edge technology to your desktop. As promises go this is a big 
| one, and after reading the release note on the Madriva website I wondered if 
| this once probably the most popular distro is ready regain the leaser 
| position.         
| [...]
| The newest Mandriva is no doubt an excellent system, easy to configure and 
| use, appealing visually and offering a very powerful system under the hood.  


Netbooks & Moblin

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| Currently, my Aspire ONE is dual boot WinXP and Mandriva 2009.1 Spring.  
| Mandriva runs pretty flawlessly and boots FAST.  This is the FULL version of 
| Mandriva Free and not some stripped down or dumbed down version.  The KDE 4.2 
| 3D desktop effects work, too.  The choice between a simplified system like 
| Moblin vs. a full version of Mandriva is still making me question whether 
| Moblin is a better choice.  Granted, if they fixed ALL its problems, Moblin 
| would be a great choice:  GUI customized for the netbook platform, FASTboot, 
| and a working package manager are strong selling points.  If Fastboot 
| achieved its goal, this alone would be worth using Moblin.  Five second boot 
| times are a dream we haven’t seen in reality since the days of DOS.          


[Posted from Mandriva box]


Mandriva 2009.1 Spring shows a lot of promise

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| So if you are looking for some distro hopping I can warmly recommend to give
| the latest Mandriva a whirl - especially if you are looking for a KDE4 based
| solution, but their Gnome offer totally fine as well. You just might end up
| liking it.


Review - Mandriva 2009.1 (KDE edition)

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| But could I use it full time? Almost certainly yes, and if I wasn’t very tied
| to Gnome and the Gnome libraries and applications then I’d consider making
| the switch.


Mandriva 2009.1

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| This GNOME desktop was excellent, and it maintained the layout of the KDE
| menu, which is good for someone who wants to try both desktops out.


A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 RC2

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| The Live CD booted much faster than the previous versions. I did not time it
| but it was definitely faster. The boot screen also revealed new artwork which
| I like better than the one in Mandriva 2009. Apart from the looks, the system
| was as stable as any other Mandriva release.


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.


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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