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Old 04-12-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Angry No more free beer


Mandriva....is that like mandy the diva?

Well it is official Conectiva 10 is that last Conectiva branded distro to circulate.

Now Mandriva is going to make us join the club if we want to use their linux OS.

Sigh

Well there are plenty of other distros to use should this no longer fit the bill.

Thorn

Now I know how redhat users feel.

 
Old 04-12-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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Yea, the American English users tend to slide into a Mandrival, Mangina, Mandriver cognate session. It's a piss poor name, but luckily you have choices beyond Mandriva if you so choose.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 01:52 AM   #3
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http://www1.mandrivalinux.com/en/ftp.php3 - it seems that you can still download without having to join the Club, as you ever could. Urpmi should still work and I'd guess that the EasyUrpmi sites will still operate.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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You have never *had* to join the club to use Mandrake, and with Mandriva it looks like that will still be true.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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I know you don't have to Join the club but free OS is always buggier then the Club OS.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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Not by my experience.

And if you look, you will see that the Official Edition is the same, whether you download the free version, or buy the 4-CD set. They are identical, minus a few proprietary apps that you can download and install yourself, anyway. Heck, by setting up and using your urpmi repositories correctly, the download version is the same as the Powerpack (6-CD) version!

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Old 04-14-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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Well Padma,

All I can say is that your milage is much different then mine.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 05:50 PM   #8
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I'm quite sure padma is correct...
 
Old 04-15-2005, 01:08 AM   #9
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To be honest, I find the perfpomance of 10.1 Download Commercial Edition, upgraded via urpmi to 10.1 Official Edition, works better for me than the 10.1 OE Powerpack that I have.

I can't explain it, I just enjoy it.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 09:09 PM   #10
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All I can say to that is:

Different Strokes for different folks.

I was planning on setting up a LAMP server using Conectiva.

But since the distro is effectively discontinued I am now going to
use FreeBSD.

The good thing is I can use Webmin to administer the box.

Oh well I can still use Conectiva for a client if I want to.

Thorn
 
Old 04-18-2005, 09:34 PM   #11
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I know you don't have to Join the club but free OS is always buggier then the Club OS.
you sure you weren't using a cooker or something? As everyone else said, they are the same OS.
 
  


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