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Mandriva 2010.2 is an incremental update on top of Mandriva 2010.1, incorporating all the security and bugfix updates since its release.some of these packages were updated more than once (for example, firefox and thunderbird went through several releases since 2010.1). Find in this post some screenshots from this new update release.
French Linux distributor Mandriva has released the final version of Mandriva Linux 2010.2. The latest stable version of Mandriva includes a number of updated components, as well as security and bugfix updates over the previous 2010.1 Spring release from July, improving the distribution’s overall stability.
As every body knows, Mandriva‘s situation ever since the first signs of the company being in serious financial difficulties started resurfacing earlier this year. But apart from occasional rumours and overoptimistic statements by the company’s CEO, there has been very little to settle the nerves of those who love the popular distribution. If […]
Most of the Mandriva employees working on the Linux distribution were laid off due to the liquidation of Edge-IT (a subsidiary of Mandriva SA) and trust in the company has diminished, the development community (including the core developers) has decided to fork the project.
In case you are using Mandriva, the once popular Linux distribution, you might be interested in knowing that the French company is now up for sale. According to Mandriva Linux Online, the firm is in deep financial trouble and getting sold is the next best option to total closure. I’m sure there are still many […]
Speed Dreams 1.4.0 is finally released. the new version of this game comes with many new features like 3 amazing fine tuned and balanced new car sets, 3 exciting new tracks and many visually improved ones, 2 new TRB first-class robot for the Supercars, 36 GP and TRB1 car sets and more.
The time has came for the first beta release of the 2010.1 version of Mandriva Linux. It’s now available as 32-bit and 64-bit DVD images, as well as live CD images with GNOME or KDE. This release includes GNOME 2.30 and a preview edition of GNOME-Shell, which will be part of GNOME 3 (which is […]
By default, Mandriva 2010.0 uses the installation DVD as its only software repository which is inconvenient if the server is in a remote location. 1- Therefore we disable the DVD and enable the Mandriva online repositories: urpmi.removemedia -a && urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 2- Now we create a script /etc/cron.daily/mandriva_update that will autmatically be run by […]