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Mageia, Mandriva and IBM: Battle of Giants

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linuxblog.darkduck: My laptop is very old, so old that many people don’t even remember the model. This is one of the last models designed and actually produced by IBM before it was sold to Lenovo. So, what was the trigger that made me think about divorcing Mandriva? Why did I decide to try Mageia?

Mandriva 2011 Hydrogen Reviewed

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ubuntumanual.org: Mandriva 2011 is a revolutionary Linux distro. Code named "Hydrogen", this version of Mandriva from the Rosa labs has introduced many features that may impress end users and more likely windows users to turn to Linux.

A Quick Look at Mandriva 2011

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techgage.com: Mandriva, one of Linux's oldest distributions, saw its latest release come out in late August, dubbed "2011". With it came a couple of major changes and a renewed focus, much to the chagrin of some fans.

A Mageia Rant

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  • A Mageia Rant
  • Mandriva 2011 "Hydrogen" indepth Overview/Review (video)
  • Live Migration of Mandriva to Mageia
  • Mandriva 2011 vs Mageia 1
  • Mandriva 2011 Review | LAS | s18e05

Mandriva Desktop 2011 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Mandriva 2011, code name Hydrogen, is the latest desktop edition of the popular Linux distribution. Released August 28, 2011, it marks a new direction in the development of Mandriva desktop distributions.

Mandriva 2011 seen from a non-technical user's perspective

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Mandriva 2011 arrived and, in the humble opinion of this non-technical Linux user, "Hydrogen", as the release is called, presents a target/usability paradox. To explain the paradox, I have to go back in time.

Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?

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  • Mandriva 2011: Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?
  • Mandriva 2011.0 First Look (video)
  • Mandriva Linux 2011 - First Look (video)

Review: Mandriva 2011 "Hydrogen"

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: It really is true. KDE in Mandriva 2011 "Hydrogen" is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Wow! There's a lot of stuff going on here, so I'll try to get through all the changes, which have all been designed with the help of the Russian ROSA Labs.

Mandriva Desktop 2011 in round figures

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koryavov.net: As many people already know, Mandriva/ROSA Desktop 2011 has been released. Some interesting statistic information about this release:

Five Good Reasons to Try Mandriva

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  • Five Good Reasons to Try Mandriva Linux 2011
  • Mandriva Linux 2011 Screenshot Tour
  • Mandriva 2011 arrives with Systemd
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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.