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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
With all the changes in Mandrivaland this year, it was nice that one thing remained the same, Mandriva's tradition of releasing a Christmas Cooker Snapshot. We had heard rumors of a release for club members, so Tuxmachines is particularly thrilled Mandriva released something for the general public too. Glancing through the changelog we see a lot of bug fixes and software updates. Should you upgrade? This is what we found when we booted up our sparking new 2006.1-0.3 install.
The developers of Mandriva Linux have quietly released what appears to be a public beta of Mandriva Linux 2006.1. This release comes with many updated packages.
Linux distributor Mandriva on Wednesday said it has integrated Internet telephony software from Skype into the open-source operating system.
Mandriva, now the third-largest Linux distributor behind Red Hat and Novell, is pushing to move from its consumer and small-business market niches into the realm of enterprise IT.
Big news. On Monday, Skype will announce the integration of voice with Mandriva Linux 2006. Mandriva Linux 2006 is the first, and only, Linux operating system to offer the Skype application.
Even before you open the door, you can sometimes tell how urgent the person on the other side wants to talk to you. A quiet knock is polite, well-mannered. A harder knock communicates more of a desire to hurry up, let's get this open so we can talk.
Then there's Mandriva. They kicked the door in this week.
To say that Mandriva has been quiet on the Linux front lately might just qualify as an understatement. The Paris-based Linux distribution company has had a rough road these last couple of years, but now the company is back with a vengeance.
Mandriva SA has long had its Linux fans, but it's recently been turning its efforts toward the business and desktop markets and, if CEO François Bancilhon has anything to do with it, Mandriva will become as big a Linux name as Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. in the enterprise.
Is there room for three in the Linux corporate market?
Red Hat and Novell have become de facto standards in the commercial world. Yet one longtime Linux distributor is betting that corporate customers won’t settle for a two-horse race.
Hard drive vendor LaCie has teamed up with Mandriva on a bus-powered USB 2.0 harddrive preloaded with desktop Linux.
The last time I tuned into Mandrake Software, the founder of the France-based Linux company was begging Mandrake Linux users to send in contributions to keep the company afloat. Then, silence. Well, it turns out Mandrake survived--just barely. Now it has a new name, a new strategy, and a new lease on life.
Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon stopped by the offices of SearchOpenSource.com this week as part of an effort to get the word out about Mandriva Linux 2006. Interview with Francois Bancilhon.
Mandriva and LaCie introduce a mobile USB hard drive pre-loaded with a specially tuned version of the award-winning Mandriva Linux operating system.
Mandriva Linux 2006, released last month, feels very much like a natural evolution of earlier Mandrake releases--in both good and bad ways. As I tested the PowerPack edition of Mandriva 2006, I was disappointed to find many of the same rough edges that drove me away from Mandrake still present in this new incarnation.