Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Thanks to the Mandriva Xfce volunteer development team, a community Xfce One edition of Mandriva Linux 2009 is now available for download from all official Mandriva mirrors. A list of download locations can be found on the Wiki page. This release gives you all the benefits of Mandriva Linux 2009 along with a fast and stable Xfce desktop.
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another distro!
by Adurbe on Mon 17th Nov 2008 20:46 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

This is just what ive been waiting for! another distro!

Nothing different from any of a multitude of others??!!? noooo, of course not!

THIS one is using a less well known desktop on top of madrivia AND it has no official support!

What more could you want?</sarcasm>

I thought distro updates were no longer going to be included, and if they were is the newly implemented 'page 2' not the place for them?

Edit: in the time it took me to write my rant this story was moved to page two

Edited 2008-11-17 20:48 UTC

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RE: another distro!
by FunkyELF on Mon 17th Nov 2008 21:10 in reply to "another distro!"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

I say the more distros using xfce the better. Gnome seems so backwards to me and KDE is pretty ugly and bloated until 4.0 is usable.

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RE: another distro!
by AdamW on Mon 17th Nov 2008 21:54 in reply to "another distro!"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

It's not 'another distro', it's an extra community edition of Mandriva. There's a consistent demand for a Xfce version of One, so we collaborate with the (volunteer) Xfce maintainers to produce and distribute one.

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v RE[2]: another distro!
by Adurbe on Mon 17th Nov 2008 22:45 in reply to "RE: another distro!"
RE: another distro!
by zenulator on Tue 18th Nov 2008 04:27 in reply to "another distro!"
zenulator Member since:
2008-06-29

For some reason your comment bothers me. I don't see anything wrong with them putting out a XFCE release. It may only benefit a few users but it's the fact that they are willing to cater to those users that keeps open source projects alive. To me this is one more option I have and as a human being that lives in a free society I have the freedom to choose weather or not I want to use it. Linux has grown beyond the control of any one person or company and that's a beautiful thing. Large groups can try to shape its evolution but in the end anyone can make it into what they want and modify it to suit their needs.

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