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Old 11-30-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2010


What does everyone think of Mandriva 2010? I've been using it as my main desktop for a while now and personally find it one of the best so far this year.

Your thoughts?

I also found a good Mandriva 2010 review if interested.
 
Old 11-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Yes, I'm liking it too.

A few things to work on, but mostly a step in the right direction.

I still like kaffeine for movie clips,

but with 2009.1 I found kaffeine4 did not like play-lists,

It seems to me to be more orientated towards internet TV.

I have not tried the newer versions(2010.0).

I can't find msec-gui, even though it is installed.

I generally check the logs for file and directory permission changes,

but I haven't been able to use it with 2010.0.

I'm using kde4.

Amarok is cool, to look at and use.

Flash codec was a bitch to setup, but after conversing with others,

it may have been my own fault, using an old script to copy the files to

the places konqueror and firefox look for them.

I'm currently trying to get wine to work with some old games.

The games are reported to work, silver to gold rating with 1.1.33, but the rpm is only ver 1.1.17.

Dependency hell, with the source files, even though I have x-dev and
freetype fonts installed (32bit) the install program can't find them.

I haven't tried skype or my webcam yet.

That's all I can think of for now.

Regards Glenn
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
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Installed with XFCE

I installed the 2010 Free DVD version so that I could use XFCE. It has been working flawlessly, although I did include the non-free sources after installation.

Installed on Maxtor Onetouch external HD to run mainly on HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop.
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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Everything works well for me on several different machines. Skype is a biggy for me and pulseaudio is a problem everywhere else but it works perfectly in Mandriva. Mandriva 2010 could be the top dog for desktop use.

I tried the lxde mud release briefly from live cd and it looks promising too. Not sure what the "mud" stands for.

On the other hand, the One 64 bit community release sucks. No nvidia and no flash and installing nvidia failed.
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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I've been using mandriva since 2008, I believe, and have since been using it as my main OS (KDE). After upgrading to 2009.1, I began having freezing issues and believe it may have been related to the 2.6.29 kernel. I was using Fedora 11 at time also and had similar freezing issues.

Since I've upgraded to 2010, everything have been running pretty smooth now. There have been a few minor issues here and there but nothing as before with the freezing.

I also have it installed on my AAO netbook without any problems.

I'm really enjoying it and would recommend it to others that are looking into using Linux. Once I switched to 2009, I also switch to Gnome. I prefer gnome over kde but I did give kde a try. KDE seems to bloated for my taste.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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Quote:
I'm currently trying to get wine to work with some old games.

The games are reported to work, silver to gold rating with 1.1.33, but the rpm is only ver 1.1.17.

Dependency hell, with the source files, even though I have x-dev and
freetype fonts installed (32bit) the install program can't find them.
After doing a lot of rpm -ivh --nodeps --force (package name)

HalfLife2 is working really well. I little bit jumpy when changing to the next scene, but manages to keep going. I'm loving it!
 
  


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