Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 20:29 UTC, submitted by Jeffoss
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2007 RC1 has been released. This new release brings the Ia_Ora theme to KDE, and fixes some bugs concerning proprietary video drivers (especially nVIDIA), the b44 network driver, and much more. You can get it via the development (Cooker) mirror trees on ftp and http, and via the preferred method: .iso images (available through the same mirrors as the Cooker ones). There is a changelog too.
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Come on guys...
by Anonymo on Sat 9th Sep 2006 00:29 UTC
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I guess no one cares this crap has been released. Usually there are tons of comments. I am sorry if I sound negative, but any company that will get rid of their main man, Gael Duval, is off my list of approval. Well not really approval, because, who really cares what I, a simple man approves. More of a great dissapointment to me and others in the community. Why even use this if we have PCLinuxOS, that is free and way better?

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RE: Come on guys...
by AdamW on Sat 9th Sep 2006 02:08 in reply to "Come on guys..."
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Gael Duval was not and had for a long time not been the 'main man' at Mandriva when he departed. He was working mostly from home as the head of the community department; he was not directly involved in the management of the company or the development of any products. This was explained at the time, but obviously it needs to be explained again. Please judge the product on its quality and not on your judgment of the company's internal politics.

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RE: Come on guys...
by gireesh on Sat 9th Sep 2006 02:10 in reply to "Come on guys..."
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We do care. It is just that we are busy trying it out rather than make comments ;) No seriously, have you seen any distro that has such good hardware detection, partitioning, mix of gui tools and power tools and is newbie friendly? I also hope that you know that PCLinuxOS for all it's goodness is based off Mandriva Linux?
Are there problems with Mandriva? Yeah sure, but which distro does not have them?
2007 is shaping up to be a very good release (just as 2006 was till they pushed in Kat and the XOrg from cvs at the last moment). Hope they dont do such things now.
Best Regards

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RE: Come on guys...
by arctic on Sat 9th Sep 2006 11:18 in reply to "Come on guys..."
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Well, we do care about it, but there is nothing negative to talk about, so what shall I write here except: It is very stable, almost bug-free by now and lightning fast (Boot time under 30 seconds on my machine!), while looking fresh and being bleeding edge (KDE 2.5, Gnome 2.16, Gimp 2.3,...).

Yes, PCLinuxOS is nice, but without Mandriva, it wouldn't exist, as already pointed out, it is based on Mandriva. ;) And Mandriva is available for free, just to mind you. Since many, many years! Please don't spread false information. Instead, grab a copy of it and test it yourself. It is amazing. ;)

adamw, you did a really great job this time. It is - without any doubts - the best distro Mandriva has ever released. Two thumbs up from my side.

I guess that Mandriva will again be the distro to beat, once 2007 is officially released.

One final note: Other distros also lost their founders or fired them. Who cares? This is a job and in jobs there is fluctuation, wether you like it or not.

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RE[2]: Come on guys...
by Zlogic on Sat 9th Sep 2006 13:49 in reply to "RE: Come on guys..."
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>while looking fresh and being bleeding edge (KDE 2.5,
All I can say is: wow!

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