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March 10, 2007

Mandriva moves in on business Linux desktop

Filed under: Mandriva — tuxicity @ 1:05 pm

Mandriva on March 8 announced the launch of the beta version of Corporate Desktop 4.0, its enterprise-dedicated Linux desktop. While best known for its home user Linux desktops, Mandriva (formerly Mandrakesoft) has long been angling for the business market with both its server and desktop offerings.

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March 5, 2007

PCLinuxOS more popular than Mandriva in Distrowatch

Filed under: Mandriva, PCLinuxOS — tuxicity @ 6:03 am

PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 3 came out yesterday, and I noticed, in the Page Hit Ranking of Distrowatch, PCLinuxOS has more hits (1140) than Mandriva (1031).

I used Mandrake (now Mandriva) years ago.

When they started having a club, where you have to pay at least $66 or 60 € a year to get extra (often needed) packages, I left, as did many others.

Kicking Gaël Duval, the original founder of Mandrake, who is now setting up Ulteo, an Ubuntu based distro, out of Mandriva also does not help to stay popular as a distro.

Mandrake was the first distro that tried to make Linux popular and easier to use on the desktop, now with Mandriva it seems to have forgotten how to do that.

My guess is, that with the attempts to fix its financial problems, Mandriva forgot to keep an eye on the one thing that makes any distro big: The users.

PCLinuxOS is derived from Mandrake, as is its popularity, and has not forgotten how to make an easy to use and configure Linux desktop distro.


February 15, 2007

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

Filed under: Distributions, Mandriva — tuxicity @ 5:28 pm

New in Mandriva Linux 2007.1 is GNOME 2.17, Firefox 2.0, and much more. There are some pretty nifty features found inside Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1, and it does look as if it will be a hopeful year for this distribution.

Screenshots Here.

Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup

Filed under: Mandriva — tuxicity @ 9:39 am


Metisse is a window manager developed by the In Situ project. It is available under the GPL Licence. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop (“the cube”) in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency. It is using basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. This workshop describes the hard disk installation and Mandriva One setup. Additionally you wll find information how to use the Metrisse 3D Desktop.
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February 10, 2007

Development Release: Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1

Filed under: Distributions, Mandriva — tuxicity @ 8:58 am

The first beta release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2007.1 is now available for download and testing: “Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Beta1. Main changes: GNOME 2.17; KDE 3.5.6; Firefox 2.0; new suspend and hibernate infrastructure (with bootsplash support); new DNS servers framework (using resolvconf to handle DNS servers from multiple interfaces, and sort them by interface priority); documentation is included on live systems. You are encouraged to test and comment on this beta release. Feedback should be posted in the form of bug reports to Bugzilla, or if it is not a type of feedback that can be expressed as a bug report, to the Cooker mailing list or to the Mandriva Club forums.” Read the full release notes for further details. Download: mandriva-free-2007.1-loolapop-DVD.iso (4,446MB MD5)

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Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrakelinux) was created in 1998 with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. At that time, Linux was already well-known as a powerful and stable operating system that demanded strong technical knowledge and extensive use of the “command line”; MandrakeSoft saw this as an opportunity to integrate the best graphical desktop environments and contribute its own graphical configuration utilities and quickly became famous for setting the standard in ease-of-use and functionality. With this innovative approach, Mandriva Linux offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment. Thousands of new users are discovering Linux each and every day and finding it a complete replacement for their previous operating system. Linux as a server or workstation has no reason to be jealous of any other more established operating systems.

Mandriva packs 3D desktop into USB key

Filed under: Mandriva — tuxicity @ 8:55 am

Mandriva on Feb. 7 introduced a pre-installed Mandriva Linux 2007 distribution on a 2GB USB key. With “Mandriva Flash,” users can take their own Mandriva system anywhere with them, plug in the key, and save and exchange data — with about 1GB of space left over, according to the company.

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February 5, 2007

Distribution Release: Annvix 2.0

Filed under: Distributions, Mandriva — tuxicity @ 9:32 am

Vincent Danen has announced the release of Annvix 2.0, a Mandriva-based, server-oriented and security-enhanced Linux distribution: “Today marks the fourth public release of the Annvix Linux distribution. It was exactly 50 weeks ago when 1.2-RELEASE was made available; this version is the fruit of almost a year’s worth of hard work. Some of the new features include: kernel with RSBAC and AppArmor support; updated services including PHP 5.2.0, MySQL 5.0.27, PostgreSQL 8.2.1, and Apache 2.2.4; a greatly enhanced installer; a completely overhauled init system; the use of the tcb suite for authentication; the use of apt-rpm as the default package manager….”
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Annvix is a secure Linux server operating system based on Mandriva Linux. It features a number of security enhancements, such as SELinux, GCC patched with SSP stack protection, supervise-controlled services, and other features.

February 4, 2007

Distribution Release: MCNLive “VirtualCity”

Filed under: Distributions, Mandriva — tuxicity @ 4:27 pm

After a week of testing, the final version of MCNLive “VirtualCity” has been released: “MCNLive ‘VirtualCity’ Final. Designed to run from a 512 MB USB Flash Drive or from a CD, this new version comes bundled with VirtualBox OSE, an easy to use virtualisation software which let you run virtual machines at almost native speed. It seems that Mandriva 2007 and VirtualBox are a dream team. Create virtual machines, run existing VMs from your hard disk. Use this live CD (or live USB) in combination with a USB hard drive, packed with your favourite operating systems. The perfect mobile solution. Or just use it to discover what this virtualisation is all about.”
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MCNLive is a Mandriva-based distribution designed to run from a USB Flash Drive or a CD. It aims to be a user-friendly and complete mobile Linux solution for desktops and notebooks, running in live mode with dynamic hardware detection. It is developed by Mandrivaclub.nl.

January 31, 2007

Free Mandriva live CD includes 3D Metisse desktop

Filed under: Mandriva — tuxicity @ 12:55 pm

Mandriva, which introduced Mandriva One 2007 last October, has just released a live CD version of it, complete with a 3D desktop environment. Mandriva 2007, based on a 2.6.17 Linux kernel, uses KDE as a default desktop but also supports both the GNOME and Xfce environments.
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What’s the best Linux for resellers?

Filed under: Debian, Distributions, Fedora, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat, rPath, Suse, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:34 am

I recently was contacted by a major Unix reseller. The company had a very simple question: with the writing on the wall for Unix growing bigger and bigger with every quarter, which Linux should they adopt?
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