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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RE[2]: Impressive!
by Morty on Sun 10th Sep 2006 10:50 UTC 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 The 2006 release was to outdated when I last upgraded, so I picked a different distribution this time.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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RE[3]: Impressive!
by AdamW on Sun 10th Sep 2006 16:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Impressive!"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

morty: you obviously didn't read the release notes, which admit the problem with fonts and explain how to work around it:

"Anti-aliasing may not be correctly activated into KDE, you must use kcontrol to force it"

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RE[4]: Impressive!
by Morty on Sun 10th Sep 2006 18:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Impressive!"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

you obviously didn't read the release notes

Actually I did, but obviously I forgot that part immediately:-( Feeling embarrassed now.

To my defense I can say that the bright orange splash screen temporary chased away my sanity:-) Btw, the blue progresbar in it looks rather strange.

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RE[3]: Impressive!
by larry on Sun 10th Sep 2006 16:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Impressive!"
larry Member since:
2006-05-12

Please read the changelog/release note. I love the anti-aliasing. Don't believe me?

http://vnlinux.org/images/mandriva-live-2007-desktop.png

OK, the icons are not stock. A quick trip to kde-look.org and found realistik icons.

One last wish ;) the artwork for background splash image is not very professional. If you look carefully, the Mandriva icon, the wand magic at the bottom right does not look as good as the background desktop's.

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v RE[4]: Impressive!
by Anonymo on Sun 10th Sep 2006 18:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Impressive!"