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    Trying out Mandriva

    Hey

    The first linux OS i tried out were a 2004 version of Mandriva, i would very much like to burn out a live CD-ROM and try it again, because i liked it a lot. the problem is, i don't know if there is a live version of the 2008 Mandriva, can any of you guys tell me if there is?, and how i should burn it, image file or extract the image file and then burn?

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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Try at www.mandriva.org. Choose your country from the download. Do not copy the image to the CD, burn from image to CD (burn image in most writing programs).
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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus91 View Post
    i don't know if there is a live version of the 2008 Mandriva, can any of you guys tell me if there is?
    Yes, look for the 'One' cd. There's two versions, one with KDE and one with GNOME.

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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Gnome... thats the good one right?

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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus91 View Post
    Gnome... thats the good one right?
    i am using Mandriva 2008 with KDE. its quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus91 View Post
    Gnome... thats the good one right?
    Normally I prefer gnome, but Mandriva has long been a KDE distribution, and sometimes that might be more polished. Personally I run Mandriva as KDE. Also a new version is out in a couple of weeks I think.
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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Quote Originally Posted by sandysandy View Post
    i am using Mandriva 2008 with KDE. its quite nice.

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    Ditto. I am normally a GNOME/E17 user, and find KDE not very good on Ubuntu, but after I used Pendrivelinux (which is basically Mandrivia for a USB), I can say the exact opposite is true about KDE on it! Only beef I have is the menus, and that can be fixed.
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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus91 View Post
    Gnome... thats the good one right?
    That would depend on what desktop environment you prefer. I am a KDE user, but many others prefer Gnome. Nothing wrong in choosing any of them, just a matter of preference.
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    Re: Trying out Mandriva

    ... okay... but ain't it much harder finding installers which are KDE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasmus91 View Post
    ... okay... but ain't it much harder finding installers which are KDE?
    Sorry, I don't understand your question. What do you mean by installers? Kubuntu uses the same package database as Ubuntu. Under the graphical interfaces, both system are more or less the same. If what you mean is .deb packages, they are independent from the interface.
    Of course KDE and GTK programs will need Qt libraries and GTK libraries respectively, but those can be installed in both environments.
    I use KDE without any issues or limitations.
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