Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:16 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site (release announcement), and on the network of public mirror servers. 2008 includes all the latest software and enhancements over previous Mandriva releases. You will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, kernel 2.6.22.9 with fair scheduling support, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox 2.0.0.6, and much more. You can read about the new features of Mandriva Linux 2008 in depth in the Release Tour. The release notes contain important information on changes from previous releases. The errata will contain information on any future known issues and solutions for them.
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Question
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:32 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

The Powerpack edition has Cedega, LinDVD (legal DVD player) and Fluendo media codecs (legal audio/video codecs).

Is it legal to buy Powerpack and transfer the RPM files for Cedega, LinDVD, and Fluendo to a distribution of choice, so long as the files aren't distributed?

I dislike Mandriva because it's generally too buggy for me: my mouse didn't even work in 2007 final. However, I may consider it for the ability to transfer it's goodies onto a different distribution--Fedora in my case.

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RE: Question
by AdamW on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:52 in reply to "Question"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe that would be legal, yes.

Please do try 2008 before you do that, though. Maybe it'll be less buggy than you expect. ;)

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RE[2]: Question
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 9th Oct 2007 18:11 in reply to "RE: Question"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

OK thanks for the answer.

Well, I would obviously try it in a VM or something at least.

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RE[2]: Question
by Flatline on Tue 9th Oct 2007 18:34 in reply to "RE: Question"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

I sincerely hope you are correct. I had all sorts of problems with the 2007 KDE One desktop (yes, I submitted bug reports) and they were severe enough that I switched to the Gnome desktop to give 2007.1 a shot. I am quite eager to give 2008 a shot and I hope it works out.

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RE: Question
by zack! on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:57 in reply to "Question"
zack! Member since:
2007-02-10

Is it legal to buy Powerpack and transfer the RPM files for Cedega, LinDVD, and Fluendo to a distribution of choice, so long as the files aren't distributed?
=> you mean use mandriva powerpack rpm on your fedora system at home ?

I dislike Mandriva because it's generally too buggy for me: my mouse didn't even work in 2007 final.
=> whaou ! you're unlucky in general, or just specific with mandriva ;-p ...

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RE[2]: Question
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 9th Oct 2007 18:14 in reply to "RE: Question"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

=> you mean use mandriva powerpack rpm on your fedora system at home ?


Yes. It is possible that there might be RPM conflicts but its easy enough to extract RPMs with fileroller or build Fedora-specific RPMs for my own private use.

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