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yes and no--it has a newer kernel, newer window managers and the like. it's really stable from my experience. if you want newer stuff, and really want newer stuff, and even want newer stuff (included updated drakconf and the like), then yeah.
But you could have an issue that wasn't there with 10.1. If you are completely satisfied and have no longings for anything, don't switch. Only do it if you think there is a good reason. I like the newer updates and i like supporting mandriva.
I really like mandriva2005, but i also had some issues with 10.1 it cleared up. so it gives me a bigger smile than someone who had no issues with either one.
Some people don't know how nor have the time to compile everything from source. Thus the reason mandrake/mandriva is popular. Otherwise, hey, we'd all use slackware or gentoo....linuxfromscratch...that sort of thing
i love it when people are arrogant for no reason...i hope you weren't being that way
I'd say 2005LE is a lot more stable than 10.1 and appears to be tweaked a lot more. Apart from that, I can't see a major difference from 10.1. There are no bleeding edge freatures, which is probably a good thing for stability. Those that like cutting edge features, probably won't like this release.
Wasn't being arrogant. I have friends that are using 2005 and are having alot of issues. Small ones but still they are having issues. And they didn't thave these problems with 10.1 so that's why I make the rpm's for 10.1 that are usually popular like the newest apache 1.3.33 and the kernels.
KDE isn't that hard to compile and doesn't take long if they have a fast box.
Is there a way to upgrade from 10.1OE to 2005LE and keep all the settings like icon changes, desktop, programmes, etc? I'd like to upgrade from a DVD, but is it a wipe clean install or not? It does have an option to leave /home directory as is (no format), doesn't it?
Upgrading to Mandrive 2005 from Mandrake 10.1 is so fast and painless that it's worth doing (keeps all your current settings). The only time-taking thing is downloading the new ISO's. But the upgrade itself - fast and easy (does not lose any settings also in /etc).
If you're already running a heavily updated Mandrake 10.1 (KDE 3.4, newer kernel and all other newer packets), then yes, Mandriva 2005 doesn't offer you really anything new. Otherwise, you get some newer packets and a newer kernel - without a hassle.
Originally posted by RySk8er30 I've read a bit of other user's posts, but I wanted to start my own. I am currently running Mandrake 10.1 and have no trouble with it. Is there any reason for me to upgrade to Mandriva 2005 LE?
I don't know about you, but my experience:
1 - Mandriva 10.2 installer has a lot less issues then 10.1 installer, much more stable
2 - 10.2 LE recognized my onboard intel audio, while 10.1 did not (due to alsa 1.0.8 and the new kernel)