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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Impressive!
by larry on Sat 9th Sep 2006 19:34 UTC
larry
Member since:
2006-05-12

Just installed Mandriva livecd. Everything works on this dual-core machine, even 3D effects/compiz desktop is working with one click! This machine has an onboard Intel video card. I'm very impressed!

The new color scheme is nice touch, also. I only wish they have a better icons theme. Getting bored with the same old icons.

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RE: Impressive!
by dark child on Sat 9th Sep 2006 22:14 in reply to "Impressive!"
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2005-12-09

Yeah, I was impressed as well with the KDE live cd. The artwork is really cool, but I agree with you, the icon theme now looks so dated and so does the galaxy window decoration.

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RE[2]: Impressive!
by Wemgadge on Sun 10th Sep 2006 04:40 in reply to "RE: Impressive!"
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2005-07-02

I've been running Cooker(Mandriva's Devel version) for awhile now and recently did a clean install of 2007 in beta. A quick sync up with the mirrors and PLF (for proprietary nonsuch) and it was all happiness and rainbows. They have cleaned quite a bit. Also, in contrib there are a ton of kernel options. I'm currently running Kernel 2.6.17.9-mm-desktop-1mdv multimedia kernel available in contrib.

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RE[2]: Impressive!
by Morty on Sun 10th Sep 2006 10:50 in reply to "RE: Impressive!"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

I was impressed as well with the KDE live cd

I was not, there was to may annoyances for a RC. The most noticeable was the crapiest looking fonts I have seen on a linux install since 200 or so. For some reason it used a unscalable helvetia like font of some kind, I thought that was something that should not happen anymore.

the icon theme now looks so dated and so does the galaxy window decoration.

In my opinion the Galaxy window decoration is the ugliest decoration used by any distribution avaliable, and a good thing they have decided to get a new one as default. I think picking nearly anyone from kde-look.org would have been better than that one.

Sadly the new one la Ora is not that good either, for one it's title bar is about twice the height it needs to be. Just wasting space with some blending effect or something. Luckily it's easy to change to one of the stock KDE ones. And PLF usually package up the best of the 3rd party ones from kde-look, making better ones easily avaliable.

That said, since I have been a long time Mandriva user I may go back again. The 2006 release was to outdated when I last upgraded, so I picked a different distribution this time.

Edited 2006-09-10 10:55

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