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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JeffS
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2005-07-12

"You are using the CLE266, the same chip that my Laptop uses. That gfx-chip is afaik not able to perform 3D-stuff in any decent way on any linux or other OS, it never was."

Understood. Google Earth doesn't run on my lappy, no matter if it's Windows or any Linux distro. But what I'm talking about is running simple stuff like PlanetPenguin Racer.

On the aforementioned Debian based distros, PPRacer is smooth and fast (with this cheap-o lappy and Via chip), but on PCLinuxOS, openSuSE, and Mandriva, it's veeery sloooow and jerky.

GLGears shows the bits per second slow, if that means anything.

Not that PPRacer, or other similar games, is all that important to me (I'm not a gamer). But it's nice to have that diversion once in a while, and it's nice to know that the Distro install is making the best possible use of my hardware.

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