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Old 11-27-2005, 03:07 AM   #1
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Upgrading from 2005 Limited Edition

I'm currently running Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition and have never had any problems whatsoever out of it, but I figured I would ask you guys a few questions because I'm thinking of upgrading to 2006. I would have searched but I'm at my parents' house for Thanksgiving and I'm stuck on their 28k dial up, and the page is a little on the graphical side, plus it's rather late and I need to get to bed. Anyway, here's my questions:

- What are the advantages to upgrading (i.e. more bundled software, newer versions of software, more stable, etc)

- What does the official (paid for) version have that the free version doesn't have? (from what I've seen it's just documentation and tech support)

- How easy is it on system resources? My desktop is the linux box and it has 256 MB of DDR SDRAM, a 32 MB on board video card and an 850 Mhz AMD Duron processor. Would it have a harder time running it than it has with 2005 LE?

- How has Samba changed because accessing Windows shares is crucial to me (my laptop and friends all have Windows).

- Overall for those of you who have used 2005 LE and 2006, was it worth the upgrade?

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Old 11-27-2005, 10:40 AM   #2
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Honestly there isn't much reason to "upgrade". If you're happy, remain with your distro and be done with it. Upgrade yoru kernel, and change your uprmi repositories to the 2006 repositores sometime near the end of December and your system will carry on with updates as if nothing has changed.
Old 11-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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Your questions have been asked before so search for similar threads in the Mandriva forum. Also take a look at the Mandriva website because it has a lot of the info you are looking for.


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