Mandrake 9.0 Final

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  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Just wanted to let you guys know that Mandrake 9.0 went final yesterday (Sept. 25th)

    Mandrake Linux 9.0 (Dolphin)
    www.mandrake.org

    What's included:
    - Kernel 2.4.19
    - XFree 4.2.1 & XFree 3.3.6
    - Glibc 2.2.5
    - GCC 3.2
    - KDE 3.0.3, GNOME 2.0.1, IceWM 1.2, WindowMaker 0.8, Enlightenment 0.16.5, BlackBox 0.62
    - OpenOffice.org 1.0.1, KOffice 1.2
    - Mozilla 1.1, The GIMP 1.2.3, XMMS 1.2.7
     
  2. scriptasylum

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    I'm not sure if this was really a bug, but I couldn't get Mandrake 8.3 to run when I got my GF4 card. I did a little poking and heard rumors that the GF4 series card wasn't supported. I would get to LILO (i also run 98 and XP on the same harddrive), and then the OS would start loading. Right when it would come up to a GUI login, it would blink. Meaning the screen would go black and flash on very briefly, then blink black again. All I could make out between blinks was the end of the OS loading screen right before the GUI. I would then press the reset button and Linux would go through unloading itself like normal. Weird.

    When I get back to work next week, I'll download the new version and see if it works.

    Is there release notes for this version, like what has been fixed/improved?
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    Downloading it right know. I'll let you guys know what it's like.
     
  4. -[xs]-mirage

    -[xs]-mirage Guest

    I am already running 9.0(mandrake) on an old P2 266.
    Runs perfectly...

    Nothing worng... and i love the new features.
     
  5. NetRyder

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    I've installed it in a VM using VMWare.
    If I screw up anything, I can just discard all the changes! :p
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've heard of VMWare, never got round to obtaining and using it tho, how does it work... installing an OS within windows i mean..
     
  7. koko

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    i also use vmware. i use it mainly to test out other os to see if i like 'em.

    it's easy. just click on the 'create a virtual machine' button, click power on....insert whatever os you want to install in the cd-rom drive and that's it!

    a small window appears....boots up just like when your system boots up, then you load the os into memory. it's neat!

    i currently run winxp pro and have these installed as virtual machines inside vmware: win2kas, win98se, linux mandrake 9.0 beta.

    btw, linux roxors! :D
     
  8. SPeedY_B

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    i've tried it since, not a bad app.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    I switched to Lycoris ... and I'm going to try Slackware next month or so.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    \o/ go go slackware :p
     
  11. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    2 things, where can i download vmware and what is slackware???
     
  12. SPeedY_B

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  13. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    waht kind of a difference is ther between mandrake and slackware
     
  14. SPeedY_B

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    Mandrake = Newbie Linux
    Slackware = Advanced Linux
     
  15. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Lycoris = Windows-like Linux :p
     
  16. SPeedY_B

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    heh, by looking at lycoris it worries me, its eye candy fun :D
     
  17. NetRyder

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    I really like it as a free alternative to Windows.
    It's the ease-of-use and good looks of Windows combined with the power of linux. :)
     
  18. SPeedY_B

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    Still can't beat Windows' functionality (shame :p ) although most tasks can be acheived in linux theres just the odd app or two that you need from windows
     
  19. canadian_divx

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    is there a free alternative for vmware or a demo of it becuase i cant find a demo and i a not going to spend 299 for something i dont even know if i will like or know how to use
     
  20. SPeedY_B

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