Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Apr 2008 17:18 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring has been released. This new release brings features like full support for the Asus Eee, easy synchronization with Windows Mobile 5 and later, Blackberry, and Nokia devices, a new parental control utility, the Elisa multimedia centrer, Codeina for easy installation of necessary media codecs, and PulseAudio by default. Software updates include KDE 3.5.9 (with 4.0.2 available from the official repositories), GNOME 2.22, OpenOffice.org 2.4, Linux kernel 2.6.24.4, X.org 7.3, and Compiz 0.7. You can download the One (live/install CD) or Free (traditional installer, 100% free/open source software) editions of Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring right here. BitTorrent download links can be found here. The main 2008 Spring page on the Mandriva Wiki has more information.
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Curious distribution selections
by KenJackson on Wed 9th Apr 2008 19:08 UTC
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

I understand that the DVD has more room, so there are packages on it that can't fit on the CDs. But I wonder why there are packages on the CDs that aren't on the DVD.

Here are some of the packages on the free CDs that aren't on the free DVD:
- bison
- dia
- dump
- gif2png
- icewm
- minicom
- openoffice.org-help-*
- openssh-askpass

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Popular
by KenJackson on Fri 11th Apr 2008 12:12 in reply to "Curious distribution selections"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

This looks like a popular release.

I chose to download the free DVD via bittorrent. It has been running for a day and a half now using most of my 256KB/s upload capacity. I have downloaded the whole 4.3GB but have uploaded 6.5 times that much. So far.

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