Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 30th Jul 2008 01:12 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Beta 1 'thornicrofti'. This beta includes the newest release of KDE 4, KDE 4.1 final, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and kernel 2.6.26 final. The new beta also switches to using splashy (rather than bootsplash) for boot and shutdown graphics, and adds synchronization support for Windows Mobile 2003 devices. As always, Mandriva reminds you not to use pre-releases in any critical situation; install them only on a test system or partition, or in a virtual machine. Additionally, they strongly discourage using this pre-release to upgrade from any earlier release of Mandriva Linux, as the transition process from KDE 3 to KDE 4 is not yet fully implemented and you are likely to end up with an unusable system. Please make sure to read the Errata and Release Notes, and file any bugs not covered in those pages on Bugzilla.
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LiveCD?
by motang on Wed 30th Jul 2008 20:15 UTC
motang
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2008-03-27

Can't seem to find a link for the LiveCD? Any idea as to why it isn't out, or have a link for the torrent file. Thanks.

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RE: LiveCD?
by satan666 on Wed 30th Jul 2008 20:20 UTC in reply to "LiveCD?"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/devel...
Choose one of the isos that contain "one" in their name. Either Gnome or KDE.

Edited 2008-07-30 20:23 UTC

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Firefox 2
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 31st Jul 2008 07:26 UTC
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2005-07-06

Please leave Firefox 2 also available for Mandriva 2009.

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RE: Firefox 2
by porcel on Thu 31st Jul 2008 09:56 UTC in reply to "Firefox 2"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Maybe this should be offered as an alternative, but why?

If there are some extensions that do not yet work with FF3, now is the time to bug the developers of said extensions to make sure that any issues wit their extensions are fixed.

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RE[2]: Firefox 2
by Anonymous Penguin on Thu 31st Jul 2008 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Firefox 2"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, as an alternative.
Why? Because Firefox 3 "kills" Firefox 2 profiles, as it has been said many times.

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RE: Firefox 2
by dexter11 on Thu 31st Jul 2008 12:29 UTC in reply to "Firefox 2"
dexter11 Member since:
2008-01-11

There's no point. Mandriva 2009 will come out in October. Firefox 2.x is supported until December IIRC.

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Sorry...
by AdamW on Thu 31st Jul 2008 17:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

But as Dexter said, Firefox 2 won't be supported past December, so I don't think we'll ship it - there wouldn't be much point.

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RE: Sorry...
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 2nd Aug 2008 07:28 UTC in reply to "Sorry..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

It seems that I have to move to SeaMonkey...

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Trying It
by ghostdawg on Thu 31st Jul 2008 19:30 UTC
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2005-12-31

I just recently installed the latest release and must say so far it looks pretty good. I haven't tried any Mandriva's since Mandrake 8, I think.

One problem I have and that's with all KDE distros, is to trim some of the fat out of KDE.

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RE: Trying It
by reinouts on Thu 31st Jul 2008 21:19 UTC in reply to "Trying It"
reinouts Member since:
2005-07-20

You could always install the GNOME One CD instead. ;)
(For 2008.1 Spring there's even an XFce release if I'm not mistaken.)

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RE: Trying It
by satan666 on Fri 1st Aug 2008 08:22 UTC in reply to "Trying It"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

If you want to trim the fat it is very simple with Mandriva. Don't use the Live CD installer, use the the DVD (or 3 CD set) installer. That will give you the option to custom install. You can install only the core of Mandriva and add later the desktop environment with this command: "urpmi task-kde4-minimal". You can add other stuff with urpmi as you desire. Mandriva + KDE can be as lean or as fat as you want it to be.

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Comment by hussam
by hussam on Fri 1st Aug 2008 11:58 UTC
hussam
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2006-08-17

Any screenshots of the gnome and kde4 desktops in this new beta?

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RE: Comment by hussam
by glyj on Sat 2nd Aug 2008 07:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by hussam"
glyj Member since:
2007-04-06

some screenshots at the end :
http://www.headshotgamer.com/review.aspx?id=65

regards

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