Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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RE[7]: another distro!
by spiderman on Tue 18th Nov 2008 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: another distro!"
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Is XFCE faster than a gnome install? they both run everything on the same gtk+ framework as far as I understand so in reality, where is this performace boost coming from? less memory usage of loading the panel?

The main advantage of having XFCE on a liveCD according to me is its size. It's not just XFCE but all the XFCE apps (mousepad, orage, thunar, etc...) are much smaller in size on the disk. It is important if you want to install Mandriva on a small drive or distribute big software on the media.
What is new is this release: LUKS support.

I get your point though. Many distros fork Ubuntu, change the wall paper and call it a revolution.
The good thing with this Mandriva Xfce Live CD is that they don't fork Mandriva but work with them. They tune Xfce for a live CD and for Mandriva.

I believe this is news worthy that they added LUKS support and synced with Mandriva 2009. Much more news worthy than what we read about Windows 7. I mean, look at the other articles! Someone TALKED about Windows 7 on the internet! This makes 2 to 3 news a week. Maybe this release is too small for you, but at least SOMETHING was released!

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