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Old 10-11-2005, 02:35 PM   #46
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I thought the release date to the general public was Oct 13? I can't remember where I heard that, but I'm pretty sure it was a credible source. Anyone else hear this?

Edit: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/07/0629251 is the article on Slashdot.

Peas out,

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:39 AM   #47
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Yes, the "tree" (source code tree?) will be available October 13th supposedly, according to the release schedule on mandriva's qa website. The ISOs were last listed as Nov 4th release, but that date's since been erased.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 08:05 AM   #48
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Ahh ok, seen.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 08:14 AM   #49
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though linux is opensource, but nothing is free-lunch, the compnay need to pay the salaries of its workers, they shall sell it to make profits.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 09:53 PM   #50
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hello:

I have mandrake 2006.5 installe. But it will not recognize my new sata drive ; (there is no /dev/sda). However I found 2005 distribution recognizes it. Is it just a beta problem? do i just wait till 2006.0 official release? and then I do an upgrade will the sata be recognized.

I hate to go throuhg a fresh install.

thanx
 
Old 10-13-2005, 07:36 AM   #51
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The raw tree is now available on some mirrors. Can anyone tell me which files I need? The whole directory /official/2006.0/i586 is 12 GB and I don't think I'll need all those packages.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 10:44 AM   #52
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is today we can get the final release of mandriva 2006?
where is the mirror? can u give me?
 
Old 10-13-2005, 11:01 AM   #53
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I don't think final release is for another 2 weeks for the public? I tried 2006 though since I was still a club member. And I would say it is overated on the forums. It really has nothing new to it and is as buggy a release as any other before it. I would suggest you stay with 2005le.Until they release to the public.The release candidates suck.I actually switched to SuSe 10.0 and I love it. But that is just my opinion. Mandriva would need to go to a 5 year release schedule to even come close to Suse.I was ok supporting the club and helping Mandriva to build a quality distro.Until I saw 2006 now I feel as though I pissed my money away.
You live and learn though. I would like to know why Mandriva released there iso's to early seeders the same day SuSe released to the public though? It shows me they are always behind some of the top distro's. They should have released sooner and had there public downloads out before SuSe. All I know is there were 3 times more people downloading SuSe than Mandriva on Bittorrent.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 11:25 AM   #54
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yes, i got the 5CDs of suse 9.3 professional, it is damn solid stable.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:58 AM   #55
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HI Mojojo,

I am thinking of moving on from Mandriva, but is it true that SUSE is not the distro if your into playing movies and listening to music - thats why I use Mandriva - is this the case?

Regards
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:02 AM   #56
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If you are willing to do minimal tinkering any unix distribution shoudl be okay. Most major distributions have downkoad tools which keeps good track of dependencies.

if you want unix for more server/professional stuff suise is apparently better because many commercial software will support suse and redhat.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 06:25 AM   #57
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I was able to download a bootable .iso image from the public mirrors and install 2006.0 via the net install. Seems OK to me. KDE doesn't crash as much as with 2006 RC2.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 07:10 AM   #58
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i got a Seagate HDD 60GB, i plan to partition it into 20 + 40GB,
on the 20GB i will install mandriva 2005, which is stable, and on the 40GB, Suse10.0 will be installed.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 01:26 PM   #59
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Edmunds Enterprises has had 2006 on CD for a couple of weeks.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 02:48 PM   #60
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Quote:
Originally posted by shazam75
HI Mojojo,

I am thinking of moving on from Mandriva, but is it true that SUSE is not the distro if your into playing movies and listening to music - thats why I use Mandriva - is this the case?

Regards
Shelton.
All you have to do is install the codecs and media pack and then you will be able to play movies and audio. It's no different than trying to play DVD's on Mandriva. With Mandriva, you have to set up your URPMI sources and URPMI the codecs. It's the same with SUSE, except you don't use URPMI, you use YAST (Yet Another System Tool).

I do agree with Mojojo to an extent. Mandriva 2006 is hype and it basically looks and feels EXACTLY like 2005LE. No point in upgrading unless you want KDE 3.4.2 or something, but other than that, it's basically the same. this is why I decided not to renew my club membership and switch to supporting SUSE.
 
  


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