Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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Some clarifications
by darkmind on Fri 12th Oct 2007 10:06 UTC
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1. The gtk-qt-engine package is not installed by default because of some instabilities issues reported by some users. It was considered safer to not ship it by default. Of course users acan still install it.

2. the drakxtools have a wizard approach because most of them can be launched in CLI without X. So they need to fit in a small console screen. This is a minor tradeoff for a very usefull features, especially for sysadmins.

3. I guess that the bootsplash begins to turn black after you have enable Compiz ?

4. for Expo, check that the package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra is installed, and that ccp is loaded for compiz :
ps -fe | grep compiz

5. Whereas LinDVD is an ugly gtk+1 application, it's the only _legal_ way to play encrypted DVD, especially in the United States ( DMCA ).

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