[News] Quick Look at Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4.1, Other Linux News

[News] Quick Look at Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4.1, Other Linux News

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 21:52:07

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Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 Brings You KDE 4.1

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| Mandriva announced the first beta release of Mandriva 2009, which brings KDE
| 4.1, GNOME 2.23.5, Firefox 3, and the final version of Linux kernel 2.6.26
| with tethering support for Windows Mobile 5+. Also, in this beta, the old
| bootsplash is finally replaced by Splashy and the synce framework makes its
| first appearance, which brings synchronization support for Windows Mobile
| 2003 devices.



2009.0 Beta 1

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| The first beta for Mandriva Linux 2009, code named thornicrofti, is now
| available. There is information about the new release in various places:
| * Mandriva Linux 2009 release notes: these will be updated to reflect the
| status of the current pre-release.
| * Mandriva Linux 2009 Errata: these will be updated to reflect the status
| of the current pre-release.
| * A guide to some major new features of Mandriva Linux 2009
| * The release schedule and technical specifications for Mandriva Linux
| 2009: all of these may not be implemented.


Mandriva Linux 2009 Alpha 2 released

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| Mandriva is proud to announce the release of Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Alpha
| 2, marking the first public pre-release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2009.
| This alpha introduces several significant changes, most obviously the
| inclusion of KDE 4 - 4.1 beta 2, specifically - as the default version of
| KDE, and the latest development version of GNOME, 2.23.4. The kernel has also
| been updated to release 2.6.26rc7.


Living with Mandriva 2008

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| This is currently my favorite popular distro. From a practical standpoint, I
| feel it is better than Windows Vista. I don say that as a Linux slappy.
| Looking at it from an angle of which OS enables me to do the things I need to
| do day in and day out, Mandriva shines. My next article will compare Vista
| and Mandriva 2008 in depth, and I will convince you why 2008 wins.


Mandriva Plunge: following the 2009 release

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| On the plus side, this Alpha 2 release is far more stable on this laptop than
| the previous stable release. It fast, snappy and the screen doesn freeze
| or lock on me. If this is the starting point I am more than curious to see
| how it pans out in the coming months.


Mandriva Linux 2009.0 First Impressions

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| All in all I'm impressed, both with Mandriva 2009.0, and it's only an Alpha
| release, and KDE4. Never thought I'd say that.


Notes from the Field: Mandriva 2009 KDE Alpha 2

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| I choose to test the alpha 2 release with the KDE desktop because Mandriva
| 2009 will eventually ship using KDE 4.1, everone's favorite desktop. Alpha 2
| is also supposed to ship with the latest video drivers for both ATI and
| nVidia, which means that it should also support Compiz. Unfortunately alpha 2
| did not, even though the current version of Mandriva