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Hot on the heels of beta 2 comes beta 3 of Mandriva One, our new installable live CD version of Mandriva Linux 2006. The principal change in this beta is that the kernel panic on systems with multiple optical drives should be fixed.
The release of Mandriva Linux One 2006 Beta 2 was announced yesterday. As we didn't have too much luck with the first one and early reports state the boot problems still exist, Tuxmachines almost took a pass on this release. That would have been a mistake. This beta 2 shows the kind of release we've come to expect from Mandriva, even in the beta stage, and we are proud to report we had wonderful results this time.
A livecd from popular Linux distribution company Mandriva hit mirrors and the press yesterday and being a Mandriva fan, I just had to test it. Unfortunately I won't be able to sing its praises this day. It was a disappointing experience from first link click to finally rebooting my machine out of it. It was based on Mandriva 2006, so I suppose I was expecting more usability. Let me recount my experience with this livecd.
Quoting a message published on the Mandriva Cooker list, Warped Systems reports that a beta release of Mandriva Linux One, a live CD with an option to install it to a hard disk, is available.
Mandriva is integrating The Kompany's Mindawn into their Mandriva 2006 distribution. Mindawn is an online music purchasing service mainly stocked by self publish and small indie labels that offers downloads in the Ogg and Flac audio formats.
Mandriva has said that its EDGE-IT subsidiary has won a seat in the NEPOMUK Social Semantic Desktop project, funded under the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme. The total project budget is €17 million, of which €1.8 million are reserved to EDGE-IT. Funding from the EU represents 50% of the budget.
I like life simple, and I despise discovering hidden complexities behind mundane tasks. I want minimal effort to yield huge impact -- and that's what I get from the Mandriva PowerPack 2006. I can perform installation, setup, update management, and routine tasks without having to fiddle, tweak, or even think.
Momentum is building, albeit unevenly, to bring alternate operating systems to the Intel-based Macintosh computers that Apple Computer recently released. A fully compatible version of Mandriva Linux "could appear sometime in the second quarter of 2006," according to David Barth, vice-president of engineering at the Paris-based company.
A nice new project has just come to fruition at work - Mandriva Linux Inside, the new Mandriva e-magazine, published by the new community department (Gael’s pet project).
Mandriva, publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, today announced a new partnership with HP to distribute HP computers pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006 to 37 countries in Latin America.
Generally, Mandriva setup is a dream. It's handled speedily and graphically, with guidance for newbies and lots of options for the experienced. My graphics card, monitor, on-board sound, ethernet/broadband and drives were all detected and configured during installation.
The public beta of Mandriva Linux 2006.1 (0.3) for x86 (32-bit), released on Dec. 26, looked appalling to me. It's supposed to come with a lot of improvements. I was very interested on the progress Mandriva's having on the GNOME part, albeit it's primarily a KDE distro.
MANDRIVA 2006.1-0.3 Beta is here. The new snapshot is available in your choice of 3 700MB isos for either the i586 or x86-64 or one i586 Live CD. Here's what we found.