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Old 05-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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using Magiea ONE for a while one or two niggles but looking forward to May 22nd when TWO is released

great to have a place to ask questions all the best to all concerned
 
Old 05-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #17
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Good news !
I worked for a major telecommunications company in the past. I was intrigued by using Linux on the desktop, we had 60,000 Windows licenses. I tried Red Hat at first, since we used it on our servers but it did not work well on a desktop machine. I loaded Mandrake with KDE and the rest is history. We became a Mandrake/Mandrivia shop for all who wanted a Linux desktop machine.

I was ready to buy Slackware for my new machine but I'll wait until the new version of Mageia comes out and take a look/see.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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Interesting...

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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
I'm happy to announce that another distribution has joined LinuxQuestions.org. Please welcome Mageia.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/mageia-97/

I'd like to thank ennael, who helped get the forum setup and will be participating on behalf of Mageia, along with andré2.

--jeremy
Looks interesting... I might just download it to kick it around and see how stable their release candidates (RCs) are. Do you know if they have a 64-bit system extension to PAE kernel and scheduler ready for download or is it just straight 32-bit for the time being in their repositories?
 
Old 05-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #19
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Good news !
I worked for a major telecommunications company in the past. I was intrigued by using Linux on the desktop, we had 60,000 Windows licenses. I tried Red Hat at first, since we used it on our servers but it did not work well on a desktop machine. I loaded Mandrake with KDE and the rest is history. We became a Mandrake/Mandrivia shop for all who wanted a Linux desktop machine.

I was ready to buy Slackware for my new machine but I'll wait until the new version of Mageia comes out and take a look/see.
You can get Slackware for free by the way. However, if you are not used to hardcore configuration options from terminal and text based setups, avoid the Slackware. It's not good for newbies and there are a lot of options to set. The best thing is to let it do the "Recommended" installation which requires a lot of hard disk space but it's worth it so you are not wading through all the options that see to keep going on and on. Basically, Slackware has no hand holding in the process of preparing one or more machines for service, so you better know what you are doing in that case of that distro. I won't knock it, that was the first major installation I liked when I first started way back in the day on Linux.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #20
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Also about RedHat Enterprise Linux, the desktops and the drivers that come with it are based on mass computer installations either as net-boot or through live media installation via CDs / DVDs. Problem being, if you are looking for the latest drivers for a traditional desktop, you are better off downloading what RHEL uses for research and development, the Fedora Project LTS series, aka Long Term Support.
You sacrifice stability for features and correct drivers for your machines you are installing that brand and distro of Linux on.

Before you installed it, you should look at the compatibility hardware list that RedHat has available to all people that are interested in using it on their system. The desktop environments in the workstation edition is very spartan / sparse. Most desktop users aren't used to such a bleak interface outright, takes awhile to get used to.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #21
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welcome here,I'll always be with you fighting on linux~~~
 
Old 05-17-2012, 02:25 AM   #22
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the next release is scheduled for May I believe.
....
Look and feel is much like Mandriva.
Next release will be arriving next Tuesday, ISOs are in testing stage already. Looking forward... \o/

Look & feel will follow the way it was with Mandriva 2010.x while Mandriva changed to a different style.

BTW: I just recognized that I were here already, long time ago (2004) with Linux Mandrake 10.0 - I have to update my profile !

Last edited by wobo; 05-17-2012 at 02:29 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #23
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Will try it soon
 
Old 05-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #24
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I have used Mageia a fair amount and it's been a good experience. I don't know the full history of Mandrake and Mandriva, but they have a good product that has been apparently mismanaged. Mageia may be the future of this branch.
 
Old 05-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #25
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I am so glad that a Mageia forum opened up here. My first distro was Mandrake 10, since then I have jumped to many different distros, until about a year ago I moved back to Mandriva. I have had Mageia 1 for a couple of months now and I love it. I am looking forward to Mageia 2 in a couple of days!
 
Old 05-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #26
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Yes, every language has its own prononciation of letters and connected letters. Therefore people of different languages will pronounce it different. Linus Torvalds tried to tell people how Linux is pronounced correctly (not that he really cared about it) but he failed completely.

So why should we care? World domination is much easier to accomplish!
 
Old 05-21-2012, 03:00 AM   #27
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Looks interesting... I might just download it to kick it around and see how stable their release candidates (RCs) are. Do you know if they have a 64-bit system extension to PAE kernel and scheduler ready for download or is it just straight 32-bit for the time being in their repositories?
There are full 64 bits versions of Mageia, just choose the one you need
 
Old 05-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #28
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So till when Mageia 2 will be supported ? As per their homepage -

Lifecycle
Mageia releases are supported at least for 18 months.

Mageia 1 will be supported until December 2012.
Mageia 2 may have a longer lifecycle, this will be decided once released in May. (?)
 
Old 05-28-2012, 05:11 AM   #29
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OMGosh, I've been asleep.

I got Mageia 2, kde4, zsh with kernel GamesBox.GlennsPref.net 3.3.4-desktop-1.mga2 #1 SMP Sat Apr 28 01:29:50 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

good to come out of Cauldron/cooker without a reinstall.

Cheers
 
Old 07-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #30
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As we usually answer, "pronounciation is as Magiea, it's free"
Please give us something . . . is the 'g' pronounced like in "good," or in "engine?" How do you say it?

 
  


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