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Mandriva 2009 - KDE4 for the mass adoption

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linuxexperimentation.blogspot: I confess I am a KDE fan. I had great hopes on KDE 4, I liked it very much for its radical new features. I tried KDE 4 with Debian, Kubuntu, OpenSuSE, Fedora but none were polished and ready to satisfy me. But I think the wait is over with yesterday's release of Mandriva 2009.

Mandriva 2009 with KDE 4: First Impressions

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jaysonrowe.wordpress: Please don’t regard this post as a review of Mandriva 2009 - these are simply my first impressions upon booting up the system. First, I have one word: Wow!

Mandriva Linux 2009 Released

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softpedia.com: a special day for all Mandriva users. Why? Because the MANDRIVA S.A. just released into the wild the new and greatly improved version of the Mandriva Linux operating system.

Also: Mandriva packs in changes for new release

Notice of discontinuation of Mandriva Linux 2007.1

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linuxcompatible.org: "It's that time of year again. With the pending release of Mandriva Linux 2009.0, older versions of Mandriva Linux will no longer be supported.

Improving boot time on a general Linux distribution, not an easy task

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blog.crozat.net: We have just just released Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 (with GNOME 2.24 final version, among new features Wink, as well as reduce boot time on a lot of systems. I thought it would be interesting to explain the various things we tried to save some seconds when booting.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 2 (Gnome)

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headshotgamer.com: I've previously reviewed Mandriva 2009 Beta 1 using KDE 4 as the window manager. I didn't like what I saw. This time, it's the Gnome window manager and this is the last development release before the final version hit the download mirrors on the 9th of October 2008. Hopefully they've got everything right.

Mandriva Linux 2009 RC2 is available

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blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2009 RC 2 (code name Sophie) should be available on public mirrors now (or in the coming hours)...

sound in mandriva 2009.0

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colin.guthr.ie: 2008.1 went well and the decision to default to using PulseAudio turned out to be pretty good all in all. I made it my mission to ensure that we had as smooth as possible an integration and have continued to follow up as many bug reports as my time permits. Anyway, what about 2009?

Mandriva unveils Linux for netbooks

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vnunet.com: Linux publisher Mandriva has unveiled a version of its platform designed specifically for the new breed of mini laptops.

Mandriva One 2009 - KDE4 - RC1

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planetoss.com: Mandriva releases a new version in every six months and this time is no exception. The team released 2009 RC1 which is scheduled for a final release on 9th October. The notable improvements from the previous 2008 Spring release are,

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  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date
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  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely
  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
    Besides the normal security fixes, this release features a newer Linux kernel (no specifics) that boasts more network drivers and better Intel graphics performance. On top of that this release also features the Nvidia 340.32 drivers which fixes some of the white screen bugs when switching between modes.
  • SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
    Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
  • Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released
    Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!
  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
  • Team Fortress 2 Receives Update with Important Balancing Changes

Linux on the desktop isn't dead

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more