Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Apr 2009 11:05 UTC, submitted by Anne
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The RC2 release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (code name Estephe) is now available. This RC2 version provides some updates on major desktop components of the distribution, including KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, server 1.6, and kernel 2.6.29. This RC2 version proposes also nearly all of the 2009 Spring design. This version will allow you also to dump in a very easy way All available One hybrid isos on a USB key and then install Mandriva Linux on netbooks.
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RE: Any netbook users out there?
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Apr 2009 01:16 UTC in reply to "Any netbook users out there?"
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I am still searching for the "right" distro for my Asus 1000HE. Under Windows it gets 8+ hours of battery life. So far I have tried Ubuntu NBR, EeeBuntu 2.0 and Moblin. I have also tried all kinds of kernel hacks (hpet), acpi stuff, EeeApplet, Eee Control, etc. The only distro so far that had given me a good battery life is Moblin, but it WAY too alpha for me. Any reports on battery life and Mandriva? Battery life and portability are the whole reason I bought a netbook. I hate giving up 2-3 hours of battery life just to run Linux.

KDE also apparently has a plan for a specific version of plasma designed with netbooks in mind.

They are targetting KDE 4.4 for this, so it should be available in January next year.

Interestingly enough, while KDE has now gone to a six monthly release cycle, and it is GNOME which is now thinking about going through a difficult transition stage:

You can almost imagine that Shuttleworth is wondering here if he backed the right horse.

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