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Mandriva Linux 2009.1
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Description: "Mandriva announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux 2009.1. Quicker, easier and even more secure, this new version brings you a host of innovative features. Main components: KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, X.Org Server 1.6, Linux kernel 2.6.29, Xfce 4.6. Mandriva Linux 2009.1 comes with a big improvement in boot time and the Mandriva Control Center tools have been also optimized. Network center is now supporting advanced network configuration, together with additional pre-configured Internet providers, integration with new network devices and support for different wireless regulatory domains. The Mandriva security framework, msec, has been also redesigned. The ext4 file system is now supported in stable version and available during installation."
Keywords: Big-Improvements pre-configured-Internet-providers ext4


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Old 06-04-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
ismail666
 
Registered: Jun 2009
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
alanwall
 
Registered: Sep 2008
Distribution: Mandriva/Granular
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Pros: KDE is working :)
Cons: kmail did not work


I am still a Linux newbie but have been using mandriva since it was called Mandrake. I installed 2009/used KDE and deleted the install as it was bug ridden and went to Granular. Tried 2009.1 and decided to stay with it again
 
Old 08-20-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
masinick
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Distribution: Debian, sidux, antiX, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, Xandros, Arch, and many others
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Pros: Easy to install, very current software, outstanding graphics
Cons: less reliable than the best ones


Mandrake Linux was the first really easy to use distribution that took advantage of the availability of KDE (back when it was new), and created easy distributions that more people could use. There may have been others, and there certainly are today, but we can thank Mandrake for that.

Today, Mandriva carries forward that tradition, and they have been groundbreaking in more areas. They are the first commercial Linux vendor to offer their system on a portable USB stick. They continue to be a leader in easy to use systems, and they always have the latest software available.

The one trade-off you make when choosing Mandriva is that you get cutting edge software, but sometimes you can get a cut from it and bleed, and you may need a stitch or two (an update after the release) to fix software defects. If you don't terribly mind risking occasionally defective applications for a system that is reasonably fast, very attractive, full of the very latest software, yet easy to install and set up - especially the Flash version (on USB), then this is a distribution well worth getting.

You can also find Mandriva in Power Pack and Mandriva One editions. The former contains free and commercial software; One contains only the free consumer software. With these two lines and the Flash edition, there are always three good versions to choose from.

If you REALLY enjoy bleeding edge software and like to test it and report defects, then I highly recommend getting the Mandriva Cooker software - and run a perpetually changing rolling release, which always contains daily build software. VERY volatile, but most things work, and it is a VERY COOL way to get the latest software, but you must have a tolerance for software defects, a willingness to report them and help improve the final product. This is your way to help free software, even if you aren't a programmer, and I recommend it.

As far as the main release goes, the Spring Edition was one of the best releases we have seen from Mandriva in quite some time; go snag a copy and try it out!
 
Old 08-28-2009, 01:24 AM   #4
 
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:17 AM   #5
ahmed1251990
 
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:16 PM   #6
camorri
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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Pros: Fast booting, easy install, lots of apps through URPMI
Cons: Have not found any.


Now that KDE 4 has fixed up some problems, it is a joy to use. I run samba, print and NFS servers. Very stable. Do a clean install. I have had problems upgrading.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 01:56 AM   #7
kumarmanoj412
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: Red Hat, Debian, Suse,Mandriva, Fedora
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Pros: Easy to install, good look
Cons: Wireless Networking not working, files inside a directory are not copied during graphic mode


I have used this product since last 3 months. Every thing is OK except wireless networking.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
Niv_H
 
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #9
hal_2001
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora Core, MontaVista
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Pros: Easy to configure using Mandriva Control Centre
Cons: uses dolphin and not konqueror as default file manager


I have used Mandriva 2009.1 Free at work and Mandriva 2009.1 PowerPack at home. This edition is stable whereas I have noticed that Mandriva 2010.0 is not so refined from the initial release.

Mandriva uses the latest Linux kernels for the initial release so keeps up with the times. These kernels are then patched during it's lifetime.

KDE4 is used in this release and Mandriva have done a good job with it although there are weak areas such as plasma panel sometimes failing to start or crashing. However, this might be KDE4 rather than Mandriva.

Mandriva maintain good rpm repositories and generally any package can be obtained from there.
 




  



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