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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RE: Questions from a distro hopper
by flojlg on Tue 9th Oct 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "Questions from a distro hopper"
flojlg
Member since:
2007-01-11

I was a long time mandrake fan but when came the 9x series it was a disaster then I changed to debian and then of course to Ubuntu since the beginning !
But as since 3 versions I don't see any ( sorry for the zelots) change and as it become a bit an "ennoying distro" (I mean not enough excitment at my point of view).
As came the 10.3 I thought it could be a good move but to install something you have to wait the repos to be checked, yast is what ever you want except "user friendly" (I use gnome so it's their first attempt), and if you want to install anything a bit exotic you may know a lot then to rearrange everything (even a some fonts !! it was a mess and 2 hours to reorganize the baby...)
Then I saw mdv 2008 why not downloaded and installed, great everything went smooth and neat, checked 2 or 3 parameters ( by the way why this stupid idea to reconfigure nautilus with spacial effect !!? )
I am actualy downloading a full 39 Euro version because in 4 days now i had a nice simple distro giving me pleasure and fun ...
This distro look as the new mandriva site, at least or last a good idea.
I hope they will continue this way.

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AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

The spatial configuration for Nautilus is the official GNOME default, which we respect. Ubuntu patches it to have the non-spatial version as the default. So it's the other way round from what you thought ;)

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flojlg Member since:
2007-01-11

ok ok ! one point for you
But as I don't (like it) find that usefull, here is the command to get rid of it:

gconftool-2 --type boolean --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser 1

.....
By the way why I don't have my mounted disks in "my computer" shortcut
I have to go all way around to get it in /mnt/
they are visible in kde but not in gnome

Edited 2007-10-09 23:46

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