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 with fair scheduling support, 2.2.1, a 3D-accelerated desktop (Compiz Fusion and Metisse), Firefox, 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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Maybe next year
by joeca on Wed 10th Oct 2007 12:50 UTC
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First off, I tried about 20 different mirrors which didn't work till I found one that did. Not a good start.

Gave live cd a try, wanted gnome, only kde avaiable. Annoying. Boots into desktop, right clicking configure desktop, click I think display on the bottom of list, this causes KDE to completely freeze. Reboot try again, same results. Good game. Back to Fedora 7.

On a side note OT: I don't know how many times I have written a post, forgot to enter a subject, and then proceed to lose my entire post. Can't there be a popup or something to warn you before you lose everything? I do realize it states required, but some times I forget.

Edited 2007-10-10 12:54

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RE: Maybe next year
by agrouf on Wed 10th Oct 2007 13:23 in reply to "Maybe next year"
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This should fix the problem :
urpmi gnome

Good luck and have fun with Fedora anyway.

Edited 2007-10-10 13:29

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RE[2]: Maybe next year
by joeca on Wed 10th Oct 2007 13:40 in reply to "RE: Maybe next year"
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Yeah I was planning on downloading it once installed. So it wasn't too big an issue, more annoying than an actual problem.

On the plus side, it did actually start installing unlike 2007. 2007 would never even start copying files to my hard drive. Also compiz fusion worked out of box, so that's good.

I suppose I could just install it and not worry about KDE freezing, it might be some oddity with the live cd also.

I will probably run GNOME anyway. I do switch back and forth between GNOME and KDE though, so it could be an issue if it freezes after installing.

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RE[2]: Maybe next year
by AdamW on Wed 10th Oct 2007 15:52 in reply to "RE: Maybe next year"
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it's task-gnome , actually. and you need repositories configured.

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