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: Whats the point
by orfanum on Wed 8th Apr 2009 09:28 UTC in reply to "Whats the point"
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I have not long installed 2009 One on my Satellite, after having experimented with SimplyMepis 8.0 and Linux Mint (the latter based on Ubuntu).

Simply Mepis would not allow me to use compositing out of the box (and it seemed to be such a new release that I didn't find much out by Googling), while Linux Mint would not even boot fully (dropped into a console - I checked the media, no problems in those terms). In comparison, Mandriva did the lot straight off the bat.

I also have tried to like Ubuntu (the forums in my experience are populated with a friendly bunch) but like others say, there's always something pesky about its hardware support.

I was recently disappointed to read that Mandriva was running into problems - I hope these have been overcome because it sure is a handy distro for first-timers.

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