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Mandriva Linux Tips for Free: Mandriva Linux 2006 Review [Part 1]

Nov 08, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Teng)

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"This review is subtitled 'the Desktop Linux Showcase' which hints that it's not going to be a regular review about Mandriva Linux 2006--I will certainly mention the strong and weak points about Mandriva Linux 2006, and report how things work in everyday use. But on top of that, I have decided to add some (well, a lot) more information; first, you will find an article within this review, about the background of the software repositories and software installation on Linux (please use that permanent link to the inline article). This will be illustrated and explained with Mandriva Linux specific tools, but most of the information is valid for all major Linux distributions.

"It occurred to me that there's actually no clear background information that explains this great system, or at least, one doesn't come across it easily. I have done quite a bit of webbrowsing/searching, but most advanced users just tell the novices to use some arcane (well, arcane to the novice users) commands or fill in some GUI with some information about ftp-mirrors..."

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