DistroWatch Weekly interviews Adam Williamson, Mandriva’s Community Manager, and finds a new release of Mandriva Flash is coming.
Mandriva Flash 2007.0 looked like a very successful product. Yet, two months after the release of Mandriva Linux 2007.1, there is still no Mandriva Flash 2007.1. Why?
Polishlinux.org reviews the Metisse window manager recently made available by Mandriva on a LiveCD?
DesktopLinux has some info on Mandriva’s LiveUSB offering.
DistroWatch Weekly is packed full of LiveCD news today. First up is news of a gaming LiveDVD by Mandriva, along with a LiveCD showcasing a unique 3D desktop called Metisse. Below that is news of updates to Live versions of PCLinuxOS, gNewSense, Fedora Unity, BOSS GNU/Linux, and a new rescue LiveCD by the T2 project.
Mandriva released a 2 GB USB flash drive with Mandriva Linux preinstalled. Two of the more interesting selling points are that one gig of it is free space for files, and that it includes all the fun 3D desktop effects.
This Mandriva 2007 review at Linux Forums has a short section involving the LiveCD install of the new Mandriva release.
I booted on the Mandriva One CD, noticed nice boot splash sequences, answered one too many questions about my favorite language, keyboard layout, home country, time zone, favorite time synchronization method, I signed a user license agreement and told Mandriva One I didn’t want to activate the 3D effects (I didn’t, because I wanted to keep that as a surprise for when it would be running from the hard-drive).
The Linux Newbie compares 11 different LiveCDs in this article. One interesting piece of information included is boot times for each of the LiveCDs.
ReviewLinux.Com has a screenshot-filled review of Mandriva One.
OSDir has screenshots of Mandriva Linux One 2006 Beta 2 LiveCD, including step-by-step shots of the new installer. Viewing these shots is the next best thing to installing it yourself.
Tuxmachines.org has a review of MandrivaOne Beta 2.
The harddrive installer worked wonderfully. At first use it appears simple and lacking in options. One is asked their target partition(s) and boot loader information and off it goes. It took less than 15 minutes from start to finish to install Mandriva One onto my harddrive.
More screenshots from OSDir.com, this time of Mandriva Linux One 2006.0 Beta, its new LiveCD with installer. Putting an installer on a LiveCD seems to be popular right now, as Gentoo just released theirs yesterday, and Ubuntu is testing one on their beta-flight-6.04 pre-releases. It seems that Knoppix, MEPIS, PCLinuxOS, Kanotix, SLAX, and everyone else I’m missing were early to the “LiveCD with installer” party.