Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Aug 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The second beta of Mandriva Linux 2008, codenamed Galilee, is now available. The release notes are available here. A guide to major new features (some of which are not yet implemented in this beta) is available here, and the detailed technical specifications are available here. This beta is available as a three CD or one DVD Free edition (containing no non-free software or drivers) for the x86-32 and x86-64 architectures, with a traditional installer. Future betas will be available in One live/install CD hybrid editions with proprietary drivers.
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Distro popularity contest...
by TurboI on Sun 26th Aug 2007 14:03 UTC
TurboI
Member since:
2006-10-27

I keep wondering why Ubuntu and family seem so popular compared to the most full-featured distro on the planet. I can game on it, organize pictures(both digital and scanned), print, listen to music, archive my music collection, organize finances, surf the web, email, everything I need to do, I can do with Mandriva.

Things can be done from the console, or from Mandriva Control Center. I have only had to compile a few pieces of software for it, because it was not available via URPMI, and only one or two of them I was not able to get installed. Pretty good for not being a programmer...

On the other hand, I have had a couple of times when I wanted to abandon them because of goofy stuff like firing the founder(!) and stuff like that. For all that, Mandrake/Mandriva has been my main distro since version 8.2. The biggest recent thing is 2007 will not boot on my mother-in-law's computer, but neither will any distro that came out this past spring. ISOLinux problems, I think...

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netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

I keep wondering why Ubuntu and family seem so popular compared to the most full-featured distro on the planet.

Maybe because of firing the founder or the near bankruptcy issue. Who knows. Personally wherever thereis C,perl or bash that's my home. As long as its any unix,osx or linux i'm in.

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