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Looking Glass is an open source development project based on and evolved from Sun Microsystems' Advanced Development division. It supports running unmodified existing applications in a 3D space, as well as APIs for 3D window manager and application development.
France-based Mandriva Linux and a local partner, Datacomms-Genesys, on Dec. 21 established a subsidiary company -- Mandriva Mexico -- to market its desktop and server operating systems in the Central American country. The office will be located at Datacomms-Genesys' complex in Mexico City.
Mandriva has recently released the latest version of its next-generation firewall, NuFW 2.1.1. NuFW starts, like most Linux firewall software does, on the foundation of the Linux kernel's Netfilter. Where NuFW steers away from commonplace firewalls is by bringing the notion of user identity to the firewall's security rules.
Per Øyvind Karlsen wondered what could be the future of RPM especially for Mandriva as Mandriva is using RPM 4.4.6 from Jeff Johnson. Anssi Hannula pointed out to the new rpm site as RedHat through Fedora was aiming to give new directions to the RPM projects. The position of Mandriva about this is not known yet. Olivier LAHAYE was looking for a 64bits version of OpenOffice.org...
Today, David has brought his Wiimote at Mandriva office so that we make some experiments with the Wiimote linux drivers. I've started with WMD, which is a python program that can generate input events based on the info sent by the Wiimote (on Bluetooth).
They have tried it before, without much success. A Mandriva newsletter told us that anyone who orders a Standard, Silver or Gold Mandriva Club membership between 19 and 25 december will get a special 25% off price.
Mandriva Flash is a 2GB Dane-Elec USB key loaded with Mandriva Linux 2007. It gets points for style: the key is an attractive deep blue surrounded by a sturdy metal fence that leaves room on both ends to attach the key to a lanyard or keychain. The release notes say that the operating system and related files only take up half the space on the USB drive, leaving 1GB for my own files. This little powerhouse packs a lot of punch, once you get it up and running.
By now, you should probably have heard about our new product: Mandriva Flash. However, what you might ignore, is that inside the company this product is surrounded by a lot of controversy.
Esfa (Eric Augé) summarizes some news on Mandriva Linux: 2007.1 sur les rails. First of all, the first cooker snapshot should be ready for Monday, Dec. 11. It will include: the development version of GNOME 2.17.x, the latest KDE 3.5.x, Firefox 2.0, and more!
Mandriva launches Mandriva Flash, the first Mandriva Linux Live USB key. Hit the right key with Mandriva Flash. Bringing its long experience with Live CDs, Mandriva aims to offer the best performing live system. All you have to do is plug in the USB key, turn the PC on and the Mandriva Linux 2007 operating system is ready to use in no time, with all you need for office work, Internet and multimedia tasks.
Mandriva has quite a reputation for creating Linux distributions well suited for beginners coming from Windows. They have several paid-for versions but with the release of Mandriva 2007 a free version has been released. A distribution ideal for the Linux newcomer, especially if they want to dual boot with Windows.
I’m going to take a look at the popular Linux distribution Mandriva; more specifically, their latest free-of-charge desktop outing Mandriva Free 2007.
We'll round off this short series on 'dual booting' Linux and Windows with a brief tour of your new operating system. It begins with the Bootloader screen that appears a few moments after switch-on.
Beginning with an easy-to-use installer and booting into a well-thought-out desktop, Mandriva 2007 provides an environment that is aesthetically consistent and makes new users feel at home. Overall Mandriva 2007 re-establishes the distribution as one of the most advanced desktop experiences in GNU/Linux.
A few weeks ago, in Faqs! Facts! Fax! 531 in response to a query about the DT Mk II ‘Vista Ready’ computer (Boot Camp 436) I casually mentioned that if anyone was interested in finding out about how to install Linux on this machine they should write in, and you did! We are going to be looking at how to install Linux on a Windows XP computer in a dual-boot configuration.