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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RE[5]: another distro!
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 18th Nov 2008 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: another distro!"
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

but noone has retorted with a reason why this distro is anything different from any other or why I should use it over ubuntu or opensuse (the distros I currently use)


But by the same token, you haven't explained why the problem that you're railing against is actually a problem of any significance - aside from pointing out that it doesn't appeal to you personally.

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RE[6]: another distro!
by Adurbe on Tue 18th Nov 2008 14:10 in reply to "RE[5]: another distro!"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

ok,

The problem as I see it is people are putting in work on re-inventing the wheel again and again. Slapping their own badge on it and calling it a 'new distro'

There are plenty of features which could have utilized their skill to further the cause of linux as a desktop alternative.

instead they have created something which is little more than a differnt desktop on the same core

nothing is new nor evolved.

That is my problem with these 'distros' in general

I will remind you my original rant (which I concede it was) was because it was not a news worthy story.

Which I still feel, it was not

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RE[7]: another distro!
by Morty on Tue 18th Nov 2008 19:04 in reply to "RE[6]: another distro!"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

The problem as I see it is people are putting in work on re-inventing the wheel again and again.


And this is where you are totally missing the target in this article. Combined with the way you express it, you get modded down.

There are no re-inventing of the wheel, since this is not a new distro. It's Mandriva Linux 2009. They have removed KDE and Gnome and put it on a Live CD, but it's exactly the same you would get if you install the same selection from Mandriva Linux 2009. It's not like Ubuntu, where every flavor are a separate distribution.

Edited 2008-11-18 19:04 UTC

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RE[7]: another distro!
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 19th Nov 2008 00:39 in reply to "RE[6]: another distro!"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

ok,

The problem as I see it is people are putting in work on re-inventing the wheel again and again. Slapping their own badge on it and calling it a 'new distro'


But in this case it's not a new distro, Mandriva/Mandrake has been around for the better part of a decade. At most, it's a mod of an existing distro.

There are plenty of features which could have utilized their skill to further the cause of linux as a desktop alternative.


I see no indications that their goals were any more lofty than simply producing a version of Mandriva with XFCE installed by default/as the default DE.

It appears to have been an effort by the Mandriva community, so I don't see how it could detract from the development of Mandriva, let alone the cause of furthering linux as a desktop alternative.

instead they have created something which is little more than a differnt desktop on the same core

nothing is new nor evolved.


At worst, that would mean that their efforts were unnecessary. I don't see what the practical problem is, beyond an arguably-poor use of time.

I will remind you my original rant (which I concede it was) was because it was not a news worthy story.

Which I still feel, it was not


I haven't contended that point, as I happen to agree.

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