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Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Out 267

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ennael writes "We finally did it. Mandriva Linux 2010 is out and comes with many improvements and innovations. We still go on supporting in the same level of integration GNOME 2.28 and KDE 4.3.2. Support for netbooks is improved as users can now easily test Moblin 2.0 environment. 'Smart desktop' coming from European research is now fully integrated and is the first real working semantic desktop. Mandriva Control Center also brings improvements in tools: a new netprofile management tool, a GUI for Tomoyo security framework, and parental control. A big thanks to our community, who worked hard and made this release possible."
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Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Out

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  • I actually really like Mandriva, unlike others here >_>
    • by Techman83 (949264)
      I used it before ubuntu, (2005/6) and found it a bit chunky. Is it still chunky?
      • by amRadioHed (463061) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @02:51AM (#29991748)

        It had a few questionable releases around the Mandrake/Mandriva switch, but it's very very good now. From what I've seen it's probably one of the best distros for KDE, better than Fedora and Kubuntu.

        • by Urza9814 (883915)

          I agree. Mandrake 10 and Mandriva 2006 were both complete crap - but everything that I've used before or after that has been excellent.

        • by mcgrew (92797) * on Thursday November 05, 2009 @09:43AM (#29994018) Homepage Journal

          Mandriva has been my OS of choice since it was Mandrake. I haven't tried Ubantu, hated Fedora (but haven't tried it for a long, long time). Suse was ok but I far prefer Mandriva to any distro I've tried.

          I think what I like best about it is the "Mandriva Control Center", they tout it as new, but administration has been easy as pie for years anyway. It just works (at least on hardware I've thrown it on).

          I'm leery of the "Smart desktop" technology; if I don't like it I hope it's easy to remove or disable. It's GNU so it probably is, and who knows, I might like it anyway! TFA was really light on details, can anybody here shed more light on what it is, what it does, and how it works?

        • by Wowsers (1151731)

          Being a tester for 2010.0 there are still things broken but were not really looked into properly / at all by some developers.

          However my biggest gripe is what people will think when on updating they will find their favourite KDE3 applications vanish, and only KDE4 in it's place (if the applications were even ported). It might be all fine for some people, but applications like Amarok2 and Kaffeine1 are real dogs in KDE4 versions, with plenty features completely missing compared to KDE3 versions, and horrible

    • by genericpoweruser (1223032) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @02:36AM (#29991642)

      No I also like Mandriva. Here's to hoping Mandriva 2010 undoes some of the damage caused to the Linux image by the Ubuntu Karmic release SNAFU.
      I wouldn't mind seeing Mandriva gain some ground, and some new packages in the process.

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Sasayaki (1096761)

        Here's to hoping Mandriva 2010 undoes some of the damage caused to the Linux image by the Ubuntu Karmic release SNAFU.

        Everyone keeps saying that, but... for my home I upgraded a dozen total Ubuntu installs including desktop machines, laptops, virtual machines, file and database servers, MythBuntu frontends and backends... and encountered absolutely no issues. :/ The first I heard of any upgrade problems at all was on Slashdot.

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by somersault (912633)

          Seems like even if only 10 people had issues, most mindless dotters would jump on it. What is the big deal with wanting to slag off Ubuntu? I really don't have any problems with not having to edit config files just to get my basic system set up. I don't have problems with editing config files either, I work as a programmer, and I enjoy highly configurable systems. Ubuntu is still much more configurable than Windows or OSX. I don't see what other things need to be configurable that I couldn't change if I wan

          • by darthflo (1095225) *

            +1; tried to install it yesterday, not a snow ball's chance in hell to get the fucker booting without configuring grub myself. This could possibly be related to installing it on an mdraid root in a box with some 22 SATA devices spread over five controllers, making the root (hdN,M) quite difficult to predict with varying drivers between pre-boot grub and post-boot config environment.
            Fortunately one can fiddle with anything and everything; works like a charm until the next update breaks everything :]

        • by delire (809063)
          My upgrade on an Acer Aspire also went very smoothly. It's quite a speedup too, noticeably across SSD performance and Intel graphics.

          A shame Ubuntu 9.10 looks absolutely awful out of the box. The icons look like the come from 4 different eras of desktop computing, folder decorators for Music/Pictures/Video etc look oddly childish and tacked on. The Software Center icon looks like a moldy cardboard box and the wallpaper is so bright it competes for the foreground.

          Mark really does need to keep his fingers
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Mursili (670309)
      No, I care too. I have been running it continuously (as in 24/7/365) as a mail and webserver since 2002. Upgraded repeatedly without major difficulties from Mandrake 8.2 to Mandriva 2009.1. Ubuntu is currently as easy to install and use, but there was no Ubuntu back in 2002 and Mandrake's hardware detection and auto-configuration were top-notch. I've stayed with it because none of the upgrades broke anything I couldn't fix in half an hour.
    • by travisb828 (1002754) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @03:04AM (#29991812)

      > Am I the only one who cares?

      There may be one or two others.

      I learned long ago arguing over what Linux disto is best is like arguing about the best beer. Each one is unique and appeals to certain people. You have popular distos like Ubuntu and Red Hat/Fedora. Just like you have your popular beers like Budwiser and Coors. The users of the less popular distros usually look down on the users of the more popular distros. In the same way the drinkers of less popular beers look down on the drinkers of the more popular beers.

      As for me, I'm typing this response into Chromium using Gnome that is running on Gentoo with special combination of USE flags that is optimized for my unique usage pattern of pr0n, Slashdot, EVE Online, TV/VCR repair, and database administration.

      Also, thinking of beer made me get a Guinness out of the fridge before finishing this post.

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by Simmeh (1320813)
        Budweiser and Coors are popular? You must be American.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by mcgrew (92797) *

        I learned long ago arguing over what Linux disto is best is like arguing about the best beer. Each one is unique and appeals to certain people.

        Even moreso than with beer. My favorite beer is Killian's, but it costs too much and not many bars here carry it, so I usually just settle for Busch. With a Linux distro, price doesn't enter into the equation.

        Some distros may work better on some hardware than others, some may lack features you need, if they lack features you don't need (but somebody else does) it's a

      • by tibman (623933)

        I must know, how well is eve running in Gentoo? I tried a year or two ago and had problems running fullscreen or changing the windowed resolution. This was with wine (i'm guessing that's what you are using).

    • by cbhacking (979169) <{been_out_cruisi ... {at} {yahoo.com}> on Thursday November 05, 2009 @03:10AM (#29991840) Homepage Journal

      I do too; it makes it easy to do the kinds of things a home user wants to do, without insulting your intelligence, requiring crazy and arcane knowledge, or being overly pushy with the Free Software approach (they offer a F/OSS-only download, but they also offer an ISO with the useful free-as-in-beer proprietary stuff bundled). Their releases are more frequent than openSuse's, I've never had the instability problems that I get with Fedora (seriously, Fedora 10 crashes whenever I manage to connect it to my network, haven't bothered trying it again since then), and I massively prefer its design philosophy and UI over that of Ubuntu.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      They seem to be the only ones who are doing a really good job with KDE4.

      Every other distro I've tried has made KDE4 feel like the steaming pile of poo that everyone said it was, but Mandriva made it feel like a really good desktop.

      I don't know how they've done that when no-one else seems to be able to, but it does prove that in the hands of a good distributor, KDE4 is actually a very good piece of software. If only the Kubuntu or Suse guys could put in the kind of effort that the Mandriva team have obviousl

  • by TihSon (1065170) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @02:33AM (#29991620) Homepage

    I have been using Mandriva since the days of Mandrake ... 8.1 specifically ... and frankly each time I have tried switching to any other distro I always find myself coming back. Not that the other distros are bad, but I honestly think Mandriva has the hardware detection down cold, and has been routinely better than any others. When the 'buntu showed up I tried switching, and every iteration had a deal breaker. I stopped trying at the LTS edition. Today the only other distro I use is Zenwalk, not some mainstream hotshot like Suse, fedora or Ubuntu.

    I guess I am asking, why is it that such a good, arguably superior, distro seems to have to pull teeth just to get a few scraps of publicity, while some others seem to be living in some sort of reality distortion field?

    • by onefriedrice (1171917) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @02:47AM (#29991722)

      I guess I am asking, why is it that such a good, arguably superior, distro seems to have to pull teeth just to get a few scraps of publicity, while some others seem to be living in some sort of reality distortion field?

      It's the name. Ubuntu is fun to say. Gentoo is fun to say. Suse and Fedora are fun to say.

      Mandriva is painful to say.

    • by greatica (1586137) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @03:28AM (#29991916)

      I've used Mandrake/Mandriva a couple of times too. Ironically enough a number of computer science peers jeered at it, calling it "n00b Linux".

      You know, because we should all embrace distributions that are a pain to get working properly.

      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by csartanis (863147)

        The reason they jeer is because if it is easy to set up it doesn't teach you jack about how it works.

        Bootstrapping a Gentoo install will teach you more about how operating systems and computer hardware work than any class you'll take at university.

    • by RAMMS+EIN (578166) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @05:10AM (#29992372) Homepage Journal

      I can't speak for the rest of the world, but I can share my experience.

      Back in 2001 or 2002 I bought a copy of Mandrake Linux. I had no Internet access (because I just moved) and I needed something for my new laptop, and I'd heard good things about Mandrake. I was sorely disappointed by it. It was heavy (taking a lot of disk space, memory and CPU time), and, apparently like every RPM-based distro at the time, had broken package management and bad quality packages (Mandrake managed to gain some fame for being unable to run Wine, for example).

      I am sure Mandrake/Mandriva has improved since then, but it's been too late to keep me. I've discovered Debian, where time spent on system maintenance is minimal because its package management works, its packages work, they have a larger collection of packages than any other distro I've seen (meaning less time spent installing from source), and I feel safe upgrading my entire system in the expectation that everything will still work afterwards.

      Even if Mandriva now provides all these things, that wouldn't compel me to switch, because I already have everything I care about.

      I suspect it is the same way for others: either Mandriva doesn't offer compelling enough advantages over their current OS to make people want to switch, or people have had bad experiences in the past that make them want to avoid Mandriva. The fact that the project seems to have difficulty getting new releases out and the company behind it has been close to folding probably doesn't help, either.

      (Just to be perfectly clear, none of this has anything to do with the technical quality of today's Mandriva. I am not saying it isn't an excellent product which deserves more attention. Just trying to explain why it isn't getting what it deserves.)

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by ReinoutS (1919)
        Difficulty getting new releases out? You mean that the 2010.0 release was two whole days behind schedule? Yeah, that casts a doubt over the entire distro.
    • by Kjella (173770)

      I think the first and foremost answer to that is that people don't want complexity. When somebody new asks them what distro they should try out, the last thing you want to do is to answer "Try Mandriva or Ubuntu or Fedora or OpenSuse or....", you only confuse them by saying they have different strengths and weaknesses. It's like talking the details of spin and reach and weight of a racket to someone who needs to learn to hit the ball. Single straight answer: "Ubuntu". Not that it really had to be that distr

    • I remember trying it a long time ago and it didn't work right for me, so I never went back. It may have improved by now, but my current Linux distro works fine for me--why should I bother?

    • by Tord (5801)

      Personally I loved the first few versions of Mandrake, but then it started to go south for me...

      Each following version I found more bloated and had new weird half-baked configuration tools and broke more easily than the previous version. It was also much harder to find packages of more unusual software for Mandrake than Red Hat due to the smaller community.

      At around version 8 I switched back to Red Hat, went from there to Ubuntu and haven't looked back since. To me Mandrake had become the distro that just t

    • I've tried Mandrake in the past, and frankly, it used to suck. Every version had something that didn't quite work. I found RedHat to be much more stable & reliable. I've heard they've improved, but I see no reason to switch to them from Ubuntu.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by John Jamieson (890438)

      You ask a good question.

        Because of the hype, I have tried Ubuntu many times and keep going back to Mandriva.
      I use Ubuntu studio weekly but the polish is not there, and they don't fix bugs quickly.
      And give up on using KDE with Ubuntu, it is almost like they try to give a bad experience to bring people back to gnome.

      With Mandriva I can use any window manager, I even use ICE every once in a while when I want a light weight GUI.

  • -Finally- out? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by atheistmonk (1268392) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @02:35AM (#29991632) Homepage
    It isn't even 2010 yet!
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Mandriva and automakers run on Yearbuzz Saving Time.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by L4t3r4lu5 (1216702)
      It's the OS development way: Linux is one year in front on releases, MS is one year behind.
  • by Adam Jorgensen (1302989) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @03:14AM (#29991848)
    ...needs to be shot. Mandriva is still the best desktop linux distro out there. Ubuntu is made of fail because it loves Gnomes. OpenSuse is made of fail because it's full of clunky "enterprise" (Another word for "crap") admin stuff. Fedora is made of fail because RedHat is more interested in RHEL than anything else. That leaves Mandriva. It's fast, it's free (Despite OP might think. Hint: Try visiting the Mandriva website and clicking on the Download link...), boasts great repos, wonderful configuration tools and is all round a top noch desktop experience. It's what I use at work because I need a distro I can rely on to install right, work properly and not throw up a fuss when it comes to installing software, playing music and getting things done.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by petrus4 (213815)

      Mandriva is still the best desktop linux distro out there. Ubuntu is made of fail because it loves Gnomes.

      The Ubuntu using moderators are really stretching, here. How exactly is this Offtopic?

      Canonical are the collective village idiot of the entire FOSS community. Whichever members of the Lloyd Christmas demographic who use it and get mod points here, can mod it down as much as they want. They won't change the fact, and the fact is this:-

      Ubuntu and Debian are both unmitigated garbage. I just installed Arch this morning. The install took three hours, and had none of the problems which I had constantly for s

      • by dangitman (862676)

        The Ubuntu using moderators are really stretching, here. How exactly is this Offtopic?

        It maybe because there's no moderation tag for "annoying" that offtopic has been used as a substitute. Could anyone in good conscience really mod-up a post with so many uses of "fail" as a noun?

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by jimicus (737525)

        I wouldn't describe Debian as unmitigated garbage - if you use it for a server you have no need of a flashy GUI or top-notch video and wireless support and it excels there. That is, after all, the core focus of Debian.

        Ubuntu, OTOH - I can take it or leave it. I've spent the last two days wrestling with Ubuntu myself for a specific project and I'm just about ready to jack it in and run Mandriva.

      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        by Dude McDude (938516)

        I'm fed up with Ubuntu users. If it was just your obscenity of a distribution that was a problem, I could cope with simply not using it. That isn't my biggest issue, however. You insist on lying and engaging in denial about everything that is wrong with it, and suppressing complaint about said problems in any way you can. I know how this post is immediately headed for -1, and the reason given doesn't matter at all, does it?

        Well fucking said! *applauds* Ubuntu users are the Scientologists of the OSS world.

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Draek (916851)

        Or you could learn some statistics and see why an anecdote does not constitute universal data.

        Face it, dear Troll, most people are using Ubuntu just fine just as most people are using Mandriva, Fedora and SuSE without problems. People with problematic hardware have long been a minority, and regardless of how angry you may be at being part of it, that won't make them a significant majority nor anyone who hasn't had a problem with it a "fanboy".

        But don't worry, one day you'll grow up, get out of your momma's

        • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

          by petrus4 (213815)

          But don't worry, one day you'll grow up, get out of your momma's basement and be enlightened (in more ways than one) as you see the whole wide world open to you, filled with people who don't give a fuck about the problems you have with your computer. One day.

          Ah, the other half of Slashdot's population have woken up. Morning. ;)

          You know, one of my other posts in this thread was at 5, Insightful over night. It's the way it normally happens. My perspective resonates with the few other people here with a brain in their heads, for a couple of hours; and then in the morning there's the arrival of what I'll charitably refer to as, "the blue pill demographic."

          Enjoy your 8-16 hours stuck in a 4 foot cubicle. I might even think of you at some point during the day; ri

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by tokul (682258)

      Ubuntu is made of fail because it loves Gnomes.

      I think it comes from their ancestors. Debian always preferred Gnome.

      Preferring Gnome over KDE is not a failure. It is only something that does not match your desktop environment requirements. Some people like Gnome. Although you might not like KDE either. I don't think that it fits your "rely on to install right, work properly and not throw up a fuss when it comes to installing software, playing music and getting things done" requirements.

    • by tibman (623933)

      I haven't used Mandrake in a long time but i liked it a lot around 2000. But RPM hell drove me away from Redhat and Mandrake into the arms of Gentoo. I've been there ever since. People make fun of my lengthy install process.. but i still remember how painful those binary distro's were.

      Doubt anyone is really interested in joining Gentoo these days though. There are some really good and easy to maintain distros out there like Mandriva. Unless you specifically want to build your OS from source, Ubuntu or

  • by Antique Geekmeister (740220) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @04:35AM (#29992192)

    There is a wonderful location for software whose licenses make it difficult to include in Mandriva, such as libdvdcss for reading DVD's in the USA, emulators for game consoles because Mandriva won't incorporate them directly to avoid US DMCA legal issues, and Dan Bernstein's oddball tools whose licenses used to prevent rebundling. It's called the Penguin Liberation Front, it's built around Mandriva, and its source RPM's are convenient for any RPM based distro that wants access to these tools.

    I find it extremely handy because it has old, weird tools like xv and vtwm for which I sadly miss development.

  • Probably an old joke here - Mandriva ... makes me wonder if I should trust it more as a passenger, in contrast to Womandriva.

  • by tjstork (137384) <todd,bandrowsky&gmail,com> on Thursday November 05, 2009 @07:10AM (#29992996) Homepage Journal

    I remember when, for a time, Mandrake was -the- Linux to get. Now look at them, practically off the radar.

    • My experience with Mandrake was probably three years or so ago now. It was right before the name change, if memory serves.

      I had an old CD from a magazine cover from a few months before that; same old story. I needed an LFS host, and at the time was on 56k dialup, so downloading anything was out of the question. I was extremely ambivalent about using Mandrake, because at the time, it had the reputation as the resident "user friendly," distro; but as they say, any port in a storm. I closed my eyes, held m

    • by cenc (1310167)

      I started using Mandriva way back in the early mandrake days around 3.x something, and have always kept an eye on it over the years. The problem was not the concept, the problem was the execution. The company was flaky and poorly run, and it showed in the distro. They had a bankruptcy as I recall, the name change, management change, they tried to be a server company taking on red hat for a while, and the distros reflected it.

      From one distro to the next it would go from well polished and working great, to a

  • Mandriva's not even run by the guy that founded Mandrake. So everyone that remembers the old Mandrake should remember that this is just somebody else with sorta the same name doing the distro now.

    • by buchanmilne (258619) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @08:38AM (#29993456) Homepage

      Mandrake lived and died by RPM

      As much as Debian died by dpkg, in other words, not at all. I guess you didn't try urpmi (which was in a released version of Mandriva before apt was in a stable release of Debian)?

      Mandriva's not even run by the guy that founded Mandrake. So everyone that remembers the old Mandrake should remember that this is just somebody else with sorta the same name doing the distro now.

      So, when no more founders of Microsoft are employed by Microsoft, they should change their name, or their customers should consider switching?

      What really made Mandrake, and continues to make Mandriva, is not one person, but the combination of employees and contributors. While many of both have come and gone, a lot of the contributors from the Mandrake era still use and contribute to the distro, and new contributors join quite often.

      If you bothered to look [zarb.org], you would probably find that Mandriva is more open than Ubuntu or Fedora (not sure about "Open"SUSE).

  • anyone installed it? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by mxh83 (1607017)
    from the posts, I can't find anyone who actually installed it. So how is it?
  • by Lemming Mark (849014) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @09:46AM (#29994054) Homepage

    2009 Spring with the KDE4 desktop has given me an excellent experience on my Eee 701 with 2GB RAM (tried it with 512MB RAM, it was crashy and slow due to out-of-memory, though Mandriva includes a couple of lighter weight desktops which might be worth trying if you don't have KDE as a requirement!).

    It works out-of-the-box on Eee 701 with the hardware well-supported without manual fiddling (a few magic function keys don't work, oh well). It looks nice, it's KDE implementation is nice and polished. It's like running a modern desktop OS, really excellent. My main objection is simply that it doesn't have a vanilla (x)nethack package :-(

    I'm very excited to see 2010 and will upgrade to it after giving early adopters a chance to shake out any release bugs ;-)

  • by AlgorithMan (937244) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @09:58AM (#29994162) Homepage
    kde 4 really kicked mandrivas usability... I currently use 2009 Spring and kde 4.3 is a big improvement over older kde 4 versions, but quite often I regret switching from 2008 Spring. many features, that worked in 2008 spring are now broken
    • akregator and kmail now have problems with some servers
    • kile and kate's scripting feature don't work anymore
    • kaffeine can't handle non-square pixels anymore, so DVD playback is stretched on my 16:9 TV - and my bugreports are just ignored)
    • i get errors from PulseAudio all the time
    • I cant mount encrypted harddrives at boot-time, not even with initscripts or using crypttab (i have to mount them manually after booting

    the one thing that's really improved is kdenlive)

    I tried to install Mandriva 2010, but aparently its installer doesn't think my SSD is a harddrive... although all previous mandriva versions installed on it just fine... maybe I'll switch the ports where my harddrives are plugged in - that may change something, but then again i'll have to reinstall grub manually (mandrivas bootloader repair tool never worked for me)

    mandriva 2009 was completely unusable with kde 4.1... I think what I'll do soon is using mandriva-online to update my system (although I'd prefer a fresh installation) and if it goes bad, I'll switch back to 2008 Spring...

    • 2008.1 was indeed one of their best, most stable releases. The 2009 releases really have been waiting on KDE4 to catch up. 2009.1 is better than 2009.0, especially if you install everything from scratch, including fresh user directories to get rid of inappropriate KDE3.5 hangovers like old themes and konqueror instead of dolphin.

      Im hoping the 2010 will have the KDE missing bits problem sorted out, and hopefully kuickshow makes a comeback, and dolphin becomes as nice a file manager as konqi is.

    • okay, now I've managed to install Mandriva 2010 (making the SSD master helped) and it's a f*cking bad joke! hardly any of the packages that I had selected were installed - it didn't even install kde (although I selected it)
      instead I have LXDE now and I have f*cking 3 Programs in my menu. why tf were 800 MB installed? This is like damn small linux or windows 95! This shit shouldn't require more than 50 MB!
      • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

        by ReinoutS (1919)
        By any chance did you use the "dual" (works on both i586 and x86_64) iso for installation? It's made for a minimal install, but you can simply setup the software repositories with rpmdrake and install anything you like (KDE is under the task-kde metapackage).
    • okay, making the SSD master helped - now I've tried it and it's a f*cking piece of shit! You select what software you want and it doesn't give shit about it! it installs just a base system, that is hardly more than damn small linux! not even KDE!? although I selected it!? are you f*cking kidding me!? am i supposed to build my system from scratch!?
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by buchanmilne (258619)

      kde 4 really kicked mandrivas usability... I currently use 2009 Spring and kde 4.3 is a big improvement over older kde 4 versions, but quite often I regret switching from 2008 Spring. many features, that worked in 2008 spring are now broken

      • akregator and kmail now have problems with some servers

      I've been using kmail quite a bit, and haven't had problems. I don't use akregator much ...

      kile and kate's scripting feature don't work anymore

      I think it should be back in KDE 4.4, but this is of course an upstream issue.

      kaffeine can't handle non-square pixels anymore, so DVD playback is stretched on my 16:9 TV - and my bugreports are just ignored)

      i get errors from PulseAudio all the time

      dragon player is working quite well for me on KDE 4.2 on Mandriva 2009.1. The only thing I am missing in dragon is a decent playlist.

      I cant mount encrypted harddrives at boot-time, not even with initscripts or using crypttab (i have to mount them manually after booting

      If this is your bug [mandriva.com], it may have workarounds for 2009.1, and is fixed in 2010.0 by the switch to plymouth (splashy was the cause in 2009.0 and 2009.1). If you have a different bug, you need to provide means to

  • by alexmin (938677) on Thursday November 05, 2009 @11:14AM (#29995040)

    Currently about 40 server boxes, about dozen of workstations. Tried other distros many times since 2002, always switched back.
    Good job, Mandriva guys!

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