Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 18:11 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2008, codenamed Copernic, is now available. The release notes are available here. A guide to major new features (some of which are not yet implemented in this release candidate) is available here, and the detailed technical specifications are available here. This release candidate is available as a three CD or one DVD Free edition (containing no non-free software or drivers) for the x86-32 and x86-64 architectures, with a traditional installer, and as a mini-CD edition for both x86-32 and x86-64 architectures. A One combined live/install CD edition will be released in the near future (problems with unionfs prevented the One edition from being release at the same time as the other editions).
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RE: my suggestion for mandriva
by Jokel on Thu 6th Sep 2007 07:19 UTC in reply to "my suggestion for mandriva"
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Hmm.. I have used Mandriva from version 7.x (alright - it was called Mandrake in those days). I made de switch from SuSe 6.x (or something) to Mandrake in those days.

I kept my eye on other distributions and was very impressed to see the development Linux in general made through the years..

I tried many other distro's like Fedora, SuSe, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, StartCom, Debian, Gentoo, PCLinuxOS and many others (even LFS).

Still - I keep Mandriva on my main computer (2007.1 at this moment). The other distros's just don't give me that combination of being complete but easy to configure yourself. There is always seem to be something missing in other distro's thats "standard" in the default setup of Mandriva..

You talking about SuSe, but to be earnest - I think nowadays it's a slow working distro. It's not responsive and the software manager is really a pain to use (although I heard the upcoming version this has been taken care of). I have tested SuSe and really liked version 9.2, but after that it went downhill. Maybe the coming release will be better, but I don't hold my breath..

Madriva 2007.1 is something completely different than the old Mandrake 8.2. I would suggest you give it a try..

I will be testing Mandriva 2008 RC1 after downloading. I was already impressed by the early beta versions, but I think it's time to do a little bit of testing on a free partition of my main computer. Nothing wrong with a little bug-hunting (if any) now and then ;-).

I would suggest you try the same thing (on a spare computer if you are afraid to break things) or try the latest 2007.1 otherwise. Don't justice Mandriva by looking back to a really old version like 8.2 like I said before..

Sorry about my English - it's not my native language (and no - I'm not French :-)..

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