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Old 05-16-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2005 LE - Is it worth it?


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?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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I stay with MDK 10.1, beleive there's no big difference. Just wait and see MDK 2006 at the end of the year.

Bye
 
Old 05-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by TravisOSF
it has a newer kernel, newer window managers.
All which he can compile from source.

I made the new kernel's for 10.1 and I have them in my rpm repository. As for KDE the versions seem to change so often its almost impossible to keep up unless you compile it from it there cvs.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 05-18-2005, 01:00 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 01:12 PM   #7
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^i concur completely...much more stable
 
Old 05-18-2005, 05:27 PM   #8
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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.

I was just speaking my 2 cents.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 10:14 PM   #9
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konstruct always gives me errors---but i like how mandrake handles it. 2005 is just as stable for me, and i like how much faster stuff loads (drakconf for instance)
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:34 PM   #10
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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?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:45 PM   #11
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If your /home is on a separate partition, you can do a "wipe clean install" without losing your personal settings. It would be pretty foolish of them to not give that option.

I did a clean install of 2005, and had no difficulty whatsoever with losing my personal settings.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 12:27 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 07:21 AM   #13
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Re: Mandriva 2005 LE - Is it worth it?

Quote:
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)

3 - Newer kernel
 
Old 06-11-2005, 09:29 PM   #14
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I'm using 10 official and 10.1 Community
but neither have firefox
has 2005LE got firefox
and java, real player etc

floppy
 
Old 06-11-2005, 09:40 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by floppywhopper
I'm using 10 official and 10.1 Community
but neither have firefox
has 2005LE got firefox
and java, real player etc

floppy
Yes it already comes with firefox and java run-time environment. No need for real player, there is Kaffeine and mplayer.

But you really should learn how to set up your urpmi to update your system / install packages. Google "easyurpmi" and also read the first thread on this forum. It is about urpmi / rpm configuring.

[edit] How come you have 270 posts and not know how to use urpmi? o.O

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