http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/ has everything you may need. Known issues are at http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.0_Errata I like this release, and think it’s the prettiest Mandriva release for ages (if not ever). I may get round to updating tonight, but it will more likely be tomorrow when things are a little quieter.
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been piloting a laptop surgery at work. We’ve had several EeePCs bought in, and the general consensus of opinion was that they loved the hardware, but that Xandros looked ugly and wasn’t very functional. So what we’ve been doing is offering either Mandriva 2008.1 or the netbook respin […]
I think I’ve made my desktop look sufficiently like a default “install”. I really like the look of this, and could very much get used to it.
I’m running RC2 of the latest Mandriva from a live-cd to test a couple of things out, and thought I’d have a look at how KDE is doing. It’s pretty, but doesn’t seem anywhere near as instinctive as Gnome. But maybe that’s just me. It’s still pretty though.
I’ve built an RPM that installs fine on my installation of Mandriva 2009 (RC1). Downloadable from here, but I’m only prepared to say that this works for me right now, as I’ve not tested it elsewhere. Update: this version of Dropbox will also install on Mandriva 2008.1 on my EeePC. Mission accomplished.
My much loved Belkin keyboard croaked it yesterday (or at least several of the keys now refuse to work). Today I bought an Advent ADE-KBW100, largely because it is slimline, quiet to type on, and didn’t break the bank. It claims to only be compatible with various versions of Windows, but not only does it […]
After taking my Eeepc away on a trip to Italy, I’m now starting to work out what applications I need and don’t need. The following is what I’m actually using (or am keeping because I think I might need them): Gedit and Terminal (with which I can do most things) Firefox Evolution (yes, I use […]
I’ve finally got round to getting an EeePC, and so far I’m really impressed. I’ve installed the latest version of Mandriva on it, and have a very functional Gnome desktop, which does everything I need it to do. Installing Mandriva was a breeze – it was just a case of changing the BIOS to boot […]