Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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32 or 64 ?
by flojlg on Fri 12th Oct 2007 21:20 UTC
flojlg
Member since:
2007-01-11

Just to mention:
I was trying up to now a x64 distro with an e6400 intel...
Ubuntu fail with a lot os issues, some others too etc..
The only one working right out of the box is this one! Mandriva !
Probably (I am not certain) it's because it is not a full 64 bit distro but it's at my opinion a very good move from Madriv's people, ti mix both environments.
I can now on my desktop use some 32 or 64 bit logs without having the question; will it run ?...
Just for this it worth to try Mandriva and give it a chance...

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RE: 32 or 64 ?
by AdamW on Fri 12th Oct 2007 23:07 in reply to "32 or 64 ?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Just about all of the x86-64 editions of Mandriva is x86-64 native. The only major bit that's not is OpenOffice.org, the x86-64 build of OO.o has been experimental for a long time. We may make the x86-64 build default on x86-64 machines in 2008.1.

But yes, you can install x86-32 apps and libraries alongside x86-64 ones where you have a need to, MDV is designed to make this possible.

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RE[2]: 32 or 64 ?
by flojlg on Sat 13th Oct 2007 12:01 in reply to "32 or 64 ?"
flojlg Member since:
2007-01-11

this open a point that I don't understand.
Mandriva come to have some inventive (inovatives?) and or try some ways to improve our way of seeing linux. (it's a point of vue).
But when you go to the main site mandriva, even the new one, you don't see or feel that way!
How many clic to get an info or even download ? 6 pages to buy the new version 2008!
4 to get the wiki, 5 for the forum, it's even just in 800x600....
Even to get the infos about the new club advantages ?where ?

Mandriva, please, show more what you are!

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RE[3]: 32 or 64 ?
by AdamW on Sat 13th Oct 2007 16:44 in reply to "RE[2]: 32 or 64 ?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Um, are we looking at the same site?

One click to get to the download page. One to get to information about One, Powerpack or Flash. One to buy the Powerpack (click the big orange 'download' link in front of Powerpack). Two to get to the Wiki (Community, Mandriva Wiki). Two to get to the forum (Community, forums). I don't know what you mean about 800x600, the forum site uses phpBB so it doesn't matter what your resolution is.

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