News] DistroWatch Reviews Mandriva Linux on OLPC; Latest The Linux Gazette

News] DistroWatch Reviews Mandriva Linux on OLPC; Latest The Linux Gazette

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 20 Aug 2008 05:24:02

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Mandriva Flash 2008.1 on ASUS Eee PC 900

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| After some three months of keeping the default Xandros installation on my
| ASUS Eee PC, it was time for a change. While the Eee PC variant of Xandros
| Desktop is an extremely well-designed and an excellent entry-level Linux for
| anyone looking for basic Internet and computing functionality, it's unlikely
| that it would satisfy an average computer geek for too long. Sooner or later
| its limitations in terms of power computing and software installation, not to
| mention the "don't leave it alone" desire to tinker with any new toy, would
| likely see many of these netbooks' flash drives being wiped clean, making
| room for a new, more powerful operating system.

The Linux Gazette: August 2008 (#153)

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| # Making a Slideshow-type MPEG1 Video with GNU/Linux, by bhaaluu
| # Recent Developments in the Phoenix Project, by Kishore A
| # DNS source port randomisation, by Rick Moen
| # Populating a Filesystem with Random Data, by Ren Pfeiffer
| # Joey's Notes: Basic Networking and IP Forwarding, by Joey Prestia
| # Desktop Bluetooth Remote, by Dr. Volker Ziemann


Installing Mandriva 2008.1 on the ASUS Eee PC

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| Out of the many distributions that work on the Eee PC, Mandriva Linux 2008
| Spring (or 2008.1) is one that works exceptionally well. It can be installed
| to the built-in SSD or onto an external SD card.

Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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| Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop
| systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva
| Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if
| Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer
| is yes! Mandriva is providing the innovative operating system for the
| upcoming GDium netbook system, produced by Emtec.

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.