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, 2.4, Linux kernel, 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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Which ONE?
by sumone on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:08 UTC
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Which ONE edition would be right for a newbie? What-oriented is Mandriva? GNOME or KDE? Also, do I download i18n, int or asia?

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RE: Which ONE?
by Flatline on Wed 9th Apr 2008 21:38 in reply to "Which ONE?"
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It depends. If you are a Windows-oriented user, I would usually recommend the KDE version, but the Gnome version is also quite easy to use. Since it is a liveCD, you can just boot off the disc and take a look without affecting your system whatsoever.

There should be an iso file without the i18n, asia, or int suffixes, which would be for native English speakers.

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RE: Which ONE?
by Hands on Wed 9th Apr 2008 22:49 in reply to "Which ONE?"
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I haven't tried Mandriva lately, but the last time I did they actually seemed to do a good job of providing a decent experience between either GNOME or KDE. They have been known as more of a KDE distribution though if you really want to know.

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RE: Which ONE?
by gireesh on Thu 10th Apr 2008 00:09 in reply to "Which ONE?"
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you would want the int version.
Get either KDE or GNOME. Both are easy to use and should get you started off.

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RE: Which ONE?
by shiva on Thu 10th Apr 2008 00:14 in reply to "Which ONE?"
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See your language here

to choose the right iso image of Mandriva One.

I prefer KDE and Mandriva is known as one of the best KDE-centric distributions but in the last versions they are offering a very good Gnome implementation.

And if you download the Free edition you will have both KDE and Gnome packages in the same media (DVD or 3 CDROMs). You can use ou experiment both and decide which you prefer.

This version is very good. I installed today in one notebook and all was detected and installed without troubles.

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