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News New Mandriva Linux released

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Die-Hard Ubuntu fan, untempted! KDE is just... bleh! Installation is too bulky!
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i am waiting for glider to come in and say that Mandriva and Ubuntu are noob distros and that the only distro is gentoo.....
     
  4. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    I'm a linux noob, so will wait a few days for Ubuntu 8.04 :)
     
  5. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    ubuntu sucks

    ubuntu has had a known bug that stops ubuntu and windows seeing the cdrom on my and similiar laptops, dodgy mbr or something

    i'm hoping this linux distro doesn't have that fault.....does it use grub as bootloader?
    and most importantly....how simple is the process of getting the bleeding nvidia drivers to work as in ubuntu its a pain and in my case nie impossible

    clevo 575u aka evesham voyager 720dc aka sager 6870 owner
     
  6. steveo_mcg

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    Almost certainly after its installed.

    The nVidia drivers can be downloaded from the nVidia site and installed in minutes easy job try it.
     
  7. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    i believe it will use grub, could always give lilo a try thou
     
  8. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Mandrake used to use lilo. I don't know about the Mandriva distros tho.

    Have to say, I'm happy with my Fedora install and KDE 4 looks nice...

    Andy
     
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    tk421 Idiot.

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    the last 2 mandriva's i tried gave the choice of either grub or lilo ...

    mandriva is great for people that have only ever used windows. it is way bloaty - but a full install of everything is only about 12 gb - still lighter than vista ultimate was on my dell.
     
  10. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I'm sticking with slackware. 12.1 should be out in a week or two now.
     
  11. dylAndroid

    dylAndroid is human?

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    What's the key difference between Ubuntu and Mandriva? In other words, what's their functional/niche/specialization difference?

    Or is this a coke/pepsi comparison?
     
  12. steveo_mcg

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    Pretty much, i think Mandriva uses a different package manager and come with KDE as default where as Ubuntu uses apt and comes with Gnome by default. Play with both decide what you prefer with regards to package managers then decide on a window manager then relise that both Gnome and KDE are really too big and join us on the dark side with Fluxbox... we have very skinny cookies :D
     
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    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    to bad Kubuntu does not work any more (ubuntu works ok still) from an fresh install of kubuntu update try and update it it will fail and compleaty brake the update system, 7.10 in my view was an rushed up distro i would not recommend it for new users use 7.04 (or just make sure the network cable is unpluged when installing 7.10)
     
  15. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Some people would say that the *buntus are not designed for serious Linux tasks...

    <dons fire proof suit>

    If you are new to Linux, then either *buntu (there are different flavours of Ubuntu, check the distro watch site for some of them) or Mandriva would be fine for you. Personally, I prefer the Red Hat based distros, but I'm thinking of trying one of the more niche products as a Virtual machine. Say Gentoo or something similar.

    Andy
     
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