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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RE: Mandriva vs Fedora ?
by opkool on Mon 27th Aug 2007 14:22 UTC in reply to "Mandriva vs Fedora ?"
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For starters:

*Both* Gnome and KDE get the same amount of support. Both work beautifully and both QT and GTK applications run in "the other" desktop fuly integrated.

Then, the number of official packages available on Mandriva is comparable to Debian. On Fedora you don't have as many packages officially available.

Also, Fedora is not that stable. Fedora's configuration tools are behind Mandriva's Control Center.

Fedora feels like testing ground for RHEL.

Mandriva feels like a real distro, not like a testing distro.


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