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Old 07-14-2011, 06:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mandriva is really going to end?


Recently lot of people worry that Mandriva and its fork distro is "going down" - plenty people on internet places say it is like "living dead" corpse. Also recently head developer left project(article is in russian language). Not to mention for many people latest releases are getting too buggy - fresh install works but after some small time pops up trouble..here is english article.

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:53 AM   #2
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I hope it doesn't happen. Mandriva was my first distro back when I was just starting to learn about Linux. Always liked it, a very nice compromise between handholding and user power.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Mandriva has just announced that full support for 2010.1 is to be provided for an additional six months. Had this not been done, Mandriva would have had no fully-supported stable release (pending the release of 2011).

http://blog.mandriva.com/en/2011/07/...10-2-releases/

Jim

Edit: apparently this extended "full support" will be limited to security fixes - no bug fixes:

http://lists.mandriva.com/cooker/2011-07/msg00215.php

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
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If they release 2011.0 anything close to what the last RC1 was they will dissapare. I can't get it to load on my main machine spare partition at all.
No graphics and every kenel option does no good. No logs to look at nothing.
It was able to load it on a second machine. I let every one try it and they all hated the new look and I'm not talking about bugs yet. Its the direction their taking.
Who want the menu to take over the whole screen?
I made the switch to Mageia the Mandriva fork written by all the laid off engineers from Mandriva. The released version is faster and more stable that Mandriva 2010.1-2
 
Old 07-30-2011, 02:13 AM   #5
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i just downloaded mandy 2010.2 64bit.
i hope it works well with my new notebook
 
Old 07-30-2011, 02:20 AM   #6
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Why didn't you download Mdv 2011 rc2? They need more testers...

Just a thought!
 
Old 07-30-2011, 02:23 AM   #7
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Why didn't you download Mdv 2011 rc2? They need more testers...

Just a thought!
why it is 1.6GB only, while 2010.2 has 3.9GB?
does it mean the latest RC2 has less packages?
 
Old 07-30-2011, 02:30 AM   #8
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Not sure what's in it or not in it. Can't you download whatever may be missing when you need it?
 
Old 07-30-2011, 03:39 AM   #9
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why it is 1.6GB only, while 2010.2 has 3.9GB?
does it mean the latest RC2 has less packages?
It is just RC..unfair to compare to official release. Also if you go to downloads page you can get CD size .iso aswell. And yes don't hijack thread please.
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Why didn't you download Mdv 2011 rc2?{...}
I see you are using fork distro. Is it different|better from 2010.2?

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Old 07-30-2011, 04:00 AM   #10
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There isn't a whole lot of difference with the first version of Mageia, but it will be a community based distro, where as Mandriva is going more towards being a company backed distro. Mageia does need more developers and for now doesn't have alot of software included in its repositories.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 04:39 AM   #11
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mandriva 2010.2 does not have driver for sandy bridge CPU built in VGA, and sound also does not work
terrible
 
Old 07-30-2011, 04:46 AM   #12
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mandriva 2010.2 does not have driver{...}
Try "One" CD version.
 
Old 07-30-2011, 06:42 AM   #13
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i think wait until the 2011 final version is out
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:40 PM   #14
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Tried RC2 still the same problem. No graphics at all. No way to see whats wrong. I have no way to give any info on this bug. I don't have any logs or any running system.
 
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mandriva screwed up?
Try linuxmint
 
  


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