Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Apr 2009 21:20 UTC, submitted by Anne
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva has announced the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring (codename Pauillac). This new version comes with a host of improvements and changes, as always. Fun fact: this is the first release reported to us by Anne Nicolas instead of Adam Williamson. For those that keep score.
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RE: Ahh memories
by kenji on Wed 29th Apr 2009 23:31 UTC in reply to "Ahh memories"
kenji
Member since:
2009-04-08

I would stick with the One edition if you just want to try things out. There is no 64bit 'One' so if you want that you need to install 'Free'. I'm running 2009.0 Free 64bit and I like it. Don't let the 'free' scare you, simply install the proprietary goodies you need from the PLF. Keep in mind that 'Free' is install only, no liveCD.

I only wish the system was more responsive. The package manager is unbearably slow, like openSuSE slow. Other bits seem sluggish too but a good overall system.

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RE[2]: Ahh memories
by satan666 on Wed 29th Apr 2009 23:35 in reply to "RE: Ahh memories"
satan666 Member since:
2008-04-18

I only wish the system was more responsive. The package manager is unbearably slow, like openSuSE slow. Other bits seem sluggish too but a good overall system.

Man, the mirrors are busy like hell. The system IS responsive. Wait a few weeks and you'll see that the mirrors will become responsive too. Do you have any idea how many downloads are there simultaneously?

Edited 2009-04-29 23:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Ahh memories - use urpmi
by jabbotts on Thu 30th Apr 2009 17:58 in reply to "RE: Ahh memories"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sometimes you need the graphic package manager to search for titles or descriptions. If you know the aproximate or exact package name then it's far faster to go command line:

urpmi --update
urpmq firefo
urpmi mozilla-firefox

(where urpmq "firefo" returns any package name containing the text including "firefox" or "mozilla-firefox")

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