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Mandriva "spring" 2009

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    Hi guys, I'm from XS, followed the thread here during the downtime, and heard so many good things about you today as XS went back online that I decided to register @ TPU. So for my first post I thought of sharing a few Mandriva screenshots (build is now 2009.1 RC2/Cooker).

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    I have mandriva but idk how to use any of the features?
     
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    if you were a bit more precise that would help...which version do you have, and what features do you mean ?
     
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    Very nice and thanks for sharing. :)


    p.s Welcome to TPU. :toast:
     
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    cheers man...:)

    ...I moved from another distro to Mandriva just recently because of their awesome integration of KDE 4.
     
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    that looks amazing! may have to give this a try.
     
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    you definitely should. Just fyi, the version I'm using now is not a stable build. So you'd be better off to wait until the end of this month when the final release is out.
     
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    Glad to have you here :)
    That's quite a nice one. What theme are you using?
     
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    thanks for the welcome ;)

    I'm using the oxygen theme. But the 3D is Compiz Fusion, not KWin. They (KDE) introduced their own 3D effects but it's still limited, so I don't use them often.
     
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    I use Compiz too, I'm a Gnome lover.
     
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    OK let's say this place is neutral, we're not on a Linux forum, and I became tolerant :D Just kidding ;)
     
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    :toast:
     
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    lol yes :toast:
    which distro are you running?
     
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    Ubuntu:)
    On a Lenovo S10 netbook(not netbook remix).
     
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    oh OK. Are you using the 8.04 official release? read some good words about the upcoming 9.04 Jaunty...

    ps: I actually was on PCLOS before, switched to Mandriva a few weeks ago.
     
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    I too am an Ubuntu user :eek:

    I've got it running on my work laptop, my EeePc 901 with a custom kernel and my main rig runs Ubuntu x64.

    I tried using KDE 4.0 a while back but it was a bit glitchy, if you did things like resize the bottom bar and then shrink it back down the bar would shrink but the textures wouldn't.

    I'd also argue that KDE looks a little too much like Vista IMO. Ubuntu 9.04 soon :D

    Out of interest, whats going on in the bottom left window of your first screenshot Logos?
     
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    it's just a picture frame plasmoid; you just drop any pic in it and if there's more than one you can have a slide show.

    Yep, as to KDE 4, it's extremely stable since the release of 4.2, really. And I don't agree it looks like Vista. The 4.0 version, a year ago, if you looked at it quickly, could remind of Vista. But now with 4.2, I tell you, that's pure KDE.
     
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    awesome, i might give KDE 4.2 a go - it sounds miles better than 4.0 :D
     
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    I would say Vista looks like KDE :p
    Ya, 9.04 should be good, what interests me is the faster boot times.
    I like KDE's visuals but interface wise it's Gnome.
     
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    there's already a fast boot option in Mandriva. They call it Speedboot; I'm using it in the "spring" RC and it's really faster, about 50% on my laptop. Don't know how they will do it @ Ubuntu; @ Mandriva they did it so that the graphics server would be loaded as fast as possible. So one should theoretically have a longer login time, like in Windows, but I didn't notice that.
     
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    Must have been tweaked very well. Windows 7 will bo out too,so lets see. I'll be sticking too ubuntu on my lappy. Hardly any time to test others but you should try out puppy another of favorite distro's.
     
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    im tired of ubuntu because it is turning into bloatware. im currently running debian 5 stripped down with only the crap i need. how is mandriva with nvidia drivers? maybe i will switch when they release the final version.
     
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    the spinning globe desktop
     
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    how do i get something like this for windows xp?
     
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    you don't :D OK tbh there is a company that does it, and sells it for Windows...and it's in no way comparable to Compiz. And to be honest, I forgot the name of these guys.

    You would get the same if Compiz or KDE decided to develop an equivalent 3D Desktop for Windows, but they don't want to do it. They stick to Linux and I won't blame them for this. Now it is Open Source, so if any one feels like doing it, be it :cool:
     
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