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Old 09-27-2007, 02:23 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2008 release date?


Hi,
I understand today is the release date for Mandriva 2008, however it is not there for download, but does say coming soon. So I'm assuming it has been delayed a little bit.

Does anyone know when it will be released for downloading?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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Patience young padawan Seriously, there have been a few internal issues at Mandriva (servers going down), I think that has now been resolved and we can expect 2008 very soon (sorry I can't give you an exact date). But while you wait, perhaps you would like to further 'wet your appetite' by reading a nice article on what to expect. : http://artipc10.vub.ac.be/serendipit...va-2008.0.html
 
Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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It's still in cooker till November

But you can find it here....

http://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/Linux/distr...ia/media_info/

main release....

http://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/Linux/distr.../main/release/

http://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/Linux/distr...se/media_info/

urpmi.addmedia .....

Check out this medium, backports, release, testing and updates

Hope this helps, Glenn

ps, there are many web sites that serve Mandriva, lol,
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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{BBI}Nexus{BBI} thanks, but its reading things like that that makes me want it NOW!!!!!! =)

I've got to admit I've read the link you posted a fair bit else were, I'm really looking forward to sing what it does, and how it preforms. I don't think I've heard a bad thing said yet!!

If any one does find the new release date, please post it.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:59 PM   #5
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Final release will most likely be next week, if there's no further delays. We are still squishing the last release critical bugs at present. Definitely not November.

Last edited by AdamWill; 09-27-2007 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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Adam Will - Glad to hear it's not November... and I hope it all goes smoothly.

What is the real advantage of buying a version of Mandiva over the free one? I've been using Linux and mostly Mandrake/mandriva for quite a while, and feel that it would be nice to contribute in some way to the cause... I'm not up to any coding so thought I paid verion would help a little. So wondering what to really expect?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 05:51 PM   #7
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I'm glad it's not November too, I can't remember where I got that Idea. (sorry)

But I knew it was due before the end of October.

Regards, Glenn
 
Old 10-07-2007, 02:07 AM   #8
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Here it is the news you've been waiting for:

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For those of you who are impatient to get started with Mandriva Linux 2008, good news: the Free and Powerpack ISOs are finalized and are being made available to the early seeders program right now. We need a few days for the early seeders to get downloaded and set up to seed, so the official public release will happen at the start of next week. Watch this space! The One ISOs are taking a little longer to complete, but will be available for the official release at the same time as the others. 07-10-07
Source: http://blog.mandriva.com/

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:34 AM   #9
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Ho hum,....(waiting for the world to catch up) Itś 6.30pm 07-10-07 here.

I have mostly 2008 cooker on this machine and it is stable.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 02:11 PM   #10
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I've been running 2008 RC2 on a very up-to-date laptop for a couple of weeks and I love it. I wish I'd signed up for early seeders now. (I wish I'd even known about it!)

It's stable, the kernel is much more recent than Spring, lots of nice stuff for newer wireless LAN, alsa support for newer chipsets etc. I do think Mandriva is a damn fine distribution.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 02:14 AM   #11
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The more I hear about Mdv 2008, the more impatient I become. And the delay (from Sep 29) doesn't make things easier for me! Long live Mandriva!
 
Old 10-09-2007, 02:38 AM   #12
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Sinedie - I know what you mean, I keep checking every morning to see if its here yet.....
 
Old 10-09-2007, 03:18 AM   #13
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http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/
for those of you who are like me..... you'll find the 2008.0 free there just make sure you seed it back.... I'm already downloading it... remember enable DHT in you're bittorent client cauz'e there is NO CONNECTION to the tracker and you'll have to wait a couple of minutes untill the download starts. I'm downloading the x86-64 version...
Have fun!
 
Old 10-09-2007, 03:37 AM   #14
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if you prefer ftp look here: ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...al/iso/2008.0/

does anybody know why only one ftp-server works?
 
Old 10-09-2007, 03:58 AM   #15
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if you prefer ftp look here: ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...al/iso/2008.0/

does anybody know why only one ftp-server works?
I did see they were in the process of setting up mirrors, maybe they just haven't got round to it yet.
 
  


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