Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2008 17:18 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring has been released. This new release brings features like full support for the Asus Eee, easy synchronization with Windows Mobile 5 and later, Blackberry, and Nokia devices, a new parental control utility, the Elisa multimedia centrer, Codeina for easy installation of necessary media codecs, and PulseAudio by default. Software updates include KDE 3.5.9 (with 4.0.2 available from the official repositories), GNOME 2.22, OpenOffice.org 2.4, Linux kernel 2.6.24.4, X.org 7.3, and Compiz 0.7. You can download the One (live/install CD) or Free (traditional installer, 100% free/open source software) editions of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring right here. BitTorrent download links can be found here. The main 2008 Spring page on the Mandriva Wiki has more information.
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and screenies
by lqsh on Wed 9th Apr 2008 18:40 UTC
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Curious distribution selections
by KenJackson on Wed 9th Apr 2008 19:08 UTC
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2005-07-18

I understand that the DVD has more room, so there are packages on it that can't fit on the CDs. But I wonder why there are packages on the CDs that aren't on the DVD.

Here are some of the packages on the free CDs that aren't on the free DVD:
- bison
- dia
- dump
- gif2png
- icewm
- minicom
- openoffice.org-help-*
- openssh-askpass

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Popular
by KenJackson on Fri 11th Apr 2008 12:12 UTC in reply to "Curious distribution selections"
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2005-07-18

This looks like a popular release.

I chose to download the free DVD via bittorrent. It has been running for a day and a half now using most of my 256KB/s upload capacity. I have downloaded the whole 4.3GB but have uploaded 6.5 times that much. So far.

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Which ONE?
by sumone on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:08 UTC
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2007-02-11

Which ONE edition would be right for a newbie? What-oriented is Mandriva? GNOME or KDE? Also, do I download i18n, int or asia?

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RE: Which ONE?
by Flatline on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:38 UTC in reply to "Which ONE?"
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2006-03-06

It depends. If you are a Windows-oriented user, I would usually recommend the KDE version, but the Gnome version is also quite easy to use. Since it is a liveCD, you can just boot off the disc and take a look without affecting your system whatsoever.

There should be an iso file without the i18n, asia, or int suffixes, which would be for native English speakers.

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RE: Which ONE?
by Hands on Wed 9th Apr 2008 22:49 UTC in reply to "Which ONE?"
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2005-06-30

I haven't tried Mandriva lately, but the last time I did they actually seemed to do a good job of providing a decent experience between either GNOME or KDE. They have been known as more of a KDE distribution though if you really want to know.

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RE: Which ONE?
by gireesh on Thu 10th Apr 2008 00:09 UTC in reply to "Which ONE?"
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2005-07-24

you would want the int version.
Get either KDE or GNOME. Both are easy to use and should get you started off.

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RE: Which ONE?
by shiva on Thu 10th Apr 2008 00:14 UTC in reply to "Which ONE?"
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2007-01-24

See your language here

http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2008.1#Managing_Languages_in_Mandriva_L...

to choose the right iso image of Mandriva One.

I prefer KDE and Mandriva is known as one of the best KDE-centric distributions but in the last versions they are offering a very good Gnome implementation.

And if you download the Free edition you will have both KDE and Gnome packages in the same media (DVD or 3 CDROMs). You can use ou experiment both and decide which you prefer.

This version is very good. I installed today in one notebook and all was detected and installed without troubles.

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Correction..
by gireesh on Thu 10th Apr 2008 00:11 UTC
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The version of KDE4 included in this release is KDE4.0.3.
See http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2008.1_Tour#KDE_3.5.9_and_4.0.3

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Thanks
by sumone on Thu 10th Apr 2008 20:20 UTC
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2007-02-11

Thanks everyone for replying.

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Pretty, and damn good
by orfanum on Thu 10th Apr 2008 22:08 UTC
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2006-06-02

Not long installed this on my new toshiba p200-1ee. It's my first, 'out-of-the-box' install on such a relatively modern piece of kit. Even the Chicony web cam works (which seemed doubtful at the time I bought the lappy around three months ago - a bit of desk research then threw up only tentative signs of hope). The Vista import tool works quickly and for me without problems. This is one seriously well-honed distribution for the eternal noobs out there like me who are geeks of the heart, rather than the intellect ;-)

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Congratulations
by reinouts on Fri 11th Apr 2008 08:50 UTC
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2005-07-20

Looks like another sweet release!

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Some packages
by minthaka on Sat 12th Apr 2008 21:47 UTC
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2008-04-12

I had problems with some packages in Beta 1:
- audacity didn't work (slow record or no input recognition)
- Blender didn't start due to some problem in libav51.so or similar
Have these been solved?

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RE: Some packages
by reinouts on Sun 13th Apr 2008 01:55 UTC in reply to "Some packages"
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2005-07-20

If you want to know that, simply check the status of the bugs you filed for those problems.

You did file bugs, didn't you?

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