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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"Do you prefer a tool that works well or looks pretty?"

Since when were those attributes mutually exclusive?

A well designed interface can actually enhance usability.

I never meant to imply they're mutually exclusive. In fact I was trying to imply that one doesn't depend on the other, but I guess it came out wrong. I agree that a well-designed tool with a well-designed interface is a good thing, but I don't think a well-designed tool should be dismissed because it lacks a well-designed interface, any more than a well-designed interface should justify a poorly-developed tool.

If that makes sense... ;)

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