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It’s back to square one for Mandriva Linux

When the going gets though, as the saying goes, the tough gets going. That is usually a test of character. When it comes to software companies in a financial mess, that old adage can be paraphrased as: When the going gets tough, we dump our software on the (open source) community. It certainly was true of HP/Palm and their webOS […]

May 18, 2012 · 4 comments · mandriva
Mageia 2 and the default GNOME 3 desktop

Mageia 2 and the default GNOME 3 desktop

Mageia is a Linux distribution forked from Mandriva Desktop. Mageia 2 is the upcoming release, which is slated to be made available for public download just four days from today. I have been messing around with the Release Candidate, whose installation image comes in a CD- or DVD-size ISO image. During the installation process, I observed that you are given […]

May 18, 2012 · 15 comments · Mageia
PC-BSD 9.1 installer preview

PC-BSD 9.1 installer preview

The latest snapshot release of PC-BSD 9, which will become PC-BSD 9.1, has just been officially announced in the developers mailing list. PC-BSD is a distribution of FreeBSD, or to satisfy those who argue that the word “distribution” does not apply to the BSDs, it is based on FreeBSD. One of the most important aspects of a distribution (there goes […]

May 7, 2012 · 1 comment · pc-bsd
Updating Chakra Archimedes

Updating Chakra Archimedes

Chakra is a desktop Linux distribution forked from Arch Linux. It is a “pure” KDE-based distribution, with a facility to run GTK applications through a Bundle System. The latest edition is Chakra Archimedes, and being a semi-rolling or half-rolling release distribution, Chakra does not need to be reinstalled when new updates become available. (Chakra) Archimedes was first released in February […]

May 7, 2012 · 1 comment · Chakra
Mageia 2 beta 3:  Last beta sports a new look

Mageia 2 beta 3: Last beta sports a new look

The third and final beta edition of Mageia 2, a desktop Linux distribution derived from Mandriva Desktop, has been released. The first and only Release Candidate is expected on May 2, with the final, stable edition slated for release on May 15. So, what does this release has to offer? Aside from the usual new features and bugfixes, Mageia 2 […]

April 19, 2012 · 9 comments · Mageia
ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta: First impression

ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta: First impression

ROSA Company has announced the release of ROSA Marathon 2012 LXDE beta edition, following the earlier release of ROSA Marathon 2012 beta, which uses the KDE 4 desktop environment. You may read a review of that KDE edition of ROSA Desktop at ROSA Desktop 2012 beta review. This is the Moscow-based outfit’s desktop distribution that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop […]

April 19, 2012 · 5 comments · Rosa Desktop