Home > Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris > Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta 2 (x86_64) Released Mandrakelinux 10.1 Beta 2 (x86_64) Released Eugenia Loli 2004-10-14 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 22 Comments The second beta of Mandrakelinux 10.1 for x86_64 has been released. Update: Here’s another Mandrake 10.1 review for your reading pleasure. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 22 Comments 2004-10-14 8:54 am Why ? Follow the link. 2004-10-14 11:41 am Just to clear things up: the link takes you to the main page of DistroWatch (index.php), which won’t register a hit for Mandrakelinux. To register a hit for Mandrakelinux you’ll have to visit the Mandrakelinux page (as delivered by the table.php script). 2004-10-14 12:43 pm Beta 2 release notes Kernel: Merge in selected fixes from 2.6.9rc3, fix sata_nv on non-CK8-04 systems, add support for NUMA discovery on AMD dual core to x86-64, fix sibling map for clustered mode, don’t panic when io apic id cannot be set. Fix IPC32 on x86-64, fix speedtouch driver for 64-bit platforms, enable ACPI and Centrino speedstep for Nocona systems, remove devfs automount. – Notable changes: * Handle Adaptec ASC-39320[AB] with aic79xx. * Speedtouch USB ADSL modem now works. * lm_sensors can now be used. * Fix parallel 32-/64-bit installation of pango-modules. * Revert i82801EB ICH5 changes to the same MDK 10.0 logics. Packages state as of 2004/10/10: – New packages: Apache-ASP, adns, audacity, clanbomber, clanlib, ethereal, fbset, hdf5, hpoj, methane, net-snmp, perl-Apache-Filter, perl-Apache-SSI, perl-NetSNMP, php-rrdtool, rrdtool, snort, symlinks, udev, trophy, vsftpd, xojpanel. 2004-10-14 1:10 pm Amusing how Linux is better than proprietary ooperating systems. True 64bit and far better UI than either WinXP or MacOSX. 2004-10-14 1:37 pm So by your rationale, because it has a pretty user interface its better? Wow, you’ve got a lot to learn about software then. 2004-10-14 1:59 pm 1. UI is not the same as being pretty. Ever heard of something called usability? 2. What about true 64bit? Do you suffer from a reading disability, or are there other reasons why you left this out? 2004-10-14 2:03 pm I’ve got a great AMD_64 laptop with NVIDIA video card that I would love to istall a 64-bit Linux distro on it. Unfortunately, I need the 64-bit WLAN driver (Broadcom chipset ) to get the wireless, and BROADCOM DOESN’T MAKE ONE!!! So, since I need wireless, I need to run the 32-bit install. 2004-10-14 2:08 pm If you want to be slashed by forum readers, talk about GUI… If you knew about software, you would know that “true 64bit” is not that much related to the user interface… I consider that a “pretty”, (or I should say “convenient”, the qualifier “far better” doesn’t only mean “pretty”) user interface is as important for a desktop OS as good memory management or POSIX threads. You’ve got a lot to learn about users. Tom (using Window Maker on Solaris 8 as main OS) 2004-10-14 2:34 pm > Just to clear things up: the link takes you to the main page of DistroWatch (index.php) False. The links is : http://distrowatch.com/02004 The page is Mandrake only. Look closer. 2004-10-14 2:47 pm The page is Mandrake only. Look closer. Hey, it’s my web site, so I don’t need to look any closer 🙂 Yes, the page might look like it is a Mandrake only page, but as a matter of fact, the page is still generated by index.php, just filtered to display one news item and further information about the distribution, which the news item is about. The proper URL for what you see is this: http://distrowatch.com/index.php?newsid=02004 The “index.php” part doesn’t display in the URL, because Apache is configured to understand that if no script is specified, it will load index.php. To record a hit on the Mandrakelinux page (which would then go into the Page Hit Ranking statistics), you would have to click here: http://distrowatch.com/mandrake which is a short version of the following full URL: http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandrake I hope this is clear enough. 2004-10-14 3:20 pm Its extremely amusing that he asked you to look closer. Guys, Ladislav runs distrowatch.com. if you want to know about his ability to back up facts, read distrowatch weekly and lwn.net Thank you for your work 2004-10-14 5:29 pm > I hope this is clear enough. Perfectly clear now. Thanks. And sorry. 2004-10-15 1:20 am I’m glad Mandrake has come such a long way, I currently use version 9.1 PowerPack on my laptop as my main OS, and I love it. I have tried many other distros but Mandrake always has me coming back. While I’ll admit, in my opinion Mandrake’s Community edition sucks, I find it worth the cash to buy the PowerPack editions (I’ve purchased 2, 8.1 when it first came out, and 9.1, soon 10.1 when it becomes available). I don’t care for Mandrake as a server OS, because it seems slow and very insecure in that department (that’s why my server runs on SlackWare 10.0), but as a desktop/end-user OS Mandrake is the cat’s meow for me and a lot of folks that I know. GO MANDRAKE!!! 2004-10-15 4:48 am given that if you ran a server on Mandrake you’d run the same software you run on Slackware, and that both Mandrake and Slack have excellent security teams that release fixes for the same vulnerabilities usually within hours of each other, how exactly can Mandrake possibly be “less secure” as a server than Slackware? 2004-10-15 5:07 am My bad, I was referring to “out of the box” security. SlackWare by default only has a few ports open, Mandrake has quite a few open by default. 2004-10-15 5:41 am ndiswrapper 2004-10-15 8:57 am I quote: SlackWare by default only has a few ports open, Mandrake has quite a few open by default. During installation, Mandrake asks you for your security level. I do not know about the default setting, but you do have a choice of higher security right from the start (must be in the first five screens, right after language and keyboard). Even if you missed this, you can put what rules you want in the firewall at the end of the installation process. If you install a server without doing this, you should find yourself some other job. Cheers. 2004-10-15 2:03 pm Dudes, I’m NOT putting MDK down, I’m just saying IMHO (yes my OPINION) that SlackWare is a better server. Geez.. 2004-10-15 2:56 pm Currently, ndiswrapper will only compile on 32-bit systems. Also, the Broadcom drivers for windows only work in 32-bit mode. They will not function on a 64-bit system. Broadcom does not have 64-bit drivers available at this time for their wireless chips. I currently have ndiswrapper (Broadcom driver bcmwl5a) running in SuSE 9.1 on my laptop using the 32-bit install. 2004-10-15 9:34 pm well if you’re going to try and run a server with any distro’s default package selection, you deserve everything you get. 2004-10-16 8:17 am I found this in a forum, it might work i am not sure you could try it…. – install 32-bit emulation libraries. – compile 32-bit ndiswrapper from a 64-bit environment using multilib. – use 32-bit chroot environment to run the 32-bit ndiswrapper application and voila wifi is up?? 2004-10-17 12:12 am Thanks, Bas I’ll look into it.