Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 21:42 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The second pre-release of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is here. This pre-release brings a near-final snapshot of KDE 4.0 (final 4.0 packages are currently being uploaded to the Cooker repositories), new NVIDIA and ATI drivers, the chance to test the experimental Nouveau open source driver for NVIDIA cards, kernel 2.6.24rc7, and more. See here for download information.
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v what 4?
by gsmd on Fri 11th Jan 2008 22:42 UTC
RE: what 4?
by AdamW on Fri 11th Jan 2008 23:08 UTC in reply to "what 4?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

This is OS News. It's news about an operating system.

You're welcome! ;)

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RE: what 4?
by elsewhere on Sat 12th Jan 2008 06:44 UTC in reply to "what 4?"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Seems like it's becoming a tradition to announce alpha/beta versions. Is it really worth effort?


You spent more effort posting this useless comment than it would have taken to ignore the article and simply move on. Is it really worth the effort?

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RE: what 4?
by islander on Sat 12th Jan 2008 13:57 UTC in reply to "what 4?"
islander Member since:
2007-04-11

Its a heads up for us geeks.So, its news.

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Ubuntu is to blame
by cmost on Sat 12th Jan 2008 19:43 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I can remember when only very late betas or Release Candidates were announced and/or reviewed by tech sites. Now, every time an Ubuntu developer changes the default background image or updates a library it makes the front page of all the tech sites. I just don't see the sense in this. It would be like an audience attending the rehearsals of every major Broadway play and then critiquing the performance. I'd much rather see a well done review of the final release candidate ahead of the gold release then see a detailed reporting of the minutia of development. I don't care if this is OS news. There is a such a thing as too much information.

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RE: Ubuntu is to blame
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2008 20:23 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu is to blame"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

There is a such a thing as too much information.


There is such a thing as ignoring news items.

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v RE[2]: Ubuntu is to blame
by cmost on Sun 13th Jan 2008 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu is to blame"
RE[3]: Ubuntu is to blame
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2008 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu is to blame"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I would say this is not a big news item yet I think it still is worth posting here. Mandriva is after all a big distro used by quite a few people. Of course it would be annoying if all the possible alpha and prerelease versions were announced here but one every now and then? I see no problem with that.

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RE[3]: Ubuntu is to blame
by sbergman27 on Sun 13th Jan 2008 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu is to blame"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Excuse me? Why does my comment automatically label me as an "Ubuntu hater", as you seem to imply.


Err... because you troll every Ubuntu-related story with the same unfounded claims, and complain about OSNews reporting on it, *every chance you get*? And even interject your irrational obsession with Ubuntu into threads on completely unrelated stories, as you have done in this case?

Just a thought.

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RE: Ubuntu is to blame - it's of benefit to me
by jabbotts on Sat 12th Jan 2008 21:09 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu is to blame"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

As someone who's running 2008 on my primary workstation and regularily using the liveCD, I'm very happy that OSnews took a moment to let me know that 2008.1 repositories and liveCD are now available. I don't always have time to check back to the Mandriva site and this is the only one of my daily news sites that mentioned it.

Now, my ISP won't be very happy once I get the rsync commands in my local repository updater script what with my machine spending the next day and a bit building out the third repository collection. ;)

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Mandriva and Ubuntu
by hussam on Sun 13th Jan 2008 04:47 UTC
hussam
Member since:
2006-08-17

Mandriva is not just a free distribution. It is also a commercial distribution. Betas of commercial distributions "ARE" news.

Regarding Ubuntu, there was news here http://osnews.com/story/19143/Ubuntu_Hardy_Heron_Alpha_3_Released about an alpha build!

Edited 2008-01-13 04:48 UTC

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Speaking of Mandriva
by hussam on Sun 13th Jan 2008 15:42 UTC
hussam
Member since:
2006-08-17

Speaking of Mandriva, anyone has screenshots of this release?

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