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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Oh dear, I don't want to raise anyone's hackles by bringing this up again, but obviously it needs to be.

PCLOS 0.93 series was a fork of Mandrake 9.2. PCLOS 2007 series is a fork of Mandriva Linux 2007: they rebased the entire PCLOS off Mandriva Linux 2007.

This is no reflection on the quality or otherwise of PCLOS, just a simple statement of fact. PCLOS 2007 is heavily based on Mandriva Linux 2007. PCLOS did not branch off permanently from 9.2 and follow its own path from there, it has continued to rely quite heavily on Mandrake / Mandriva as a base ever since. This is acknowledged by Texstar and mentioned on the PCLOS website.

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croco Member since:

Can you please provide a link to the place on the official site where I can read about this Mandriva 2007 connection you mentioned? The only official connection to Mandriva (Mandrake) I can find is this one:

"...PCLinuxOS was based upon work by Mandrake/Mandriva (v9.2)...", no references to further connections with Mandriva or Mandrake.

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AdamW Member since:

I don't believe that specifically is mentioned on the website, but see:

post #47:

"Last year we did a rebase against an updated Mandriva to get an updated code base to work from mainly gcc and glibc due to time and resource limitations."

which was a big-ass thread in response to a comment I made in a Distrowatch Weekly thread, where I actually went and compared PCLOS SRPMs against Mandriva ones.

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