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    Mandrake Linux 10 beta 1 released

    Release notes:
    - Linux Kernel 2.6.1 and 2.4.25pre6
    - Glibc 2.3.3 with NPTL support
    - XFree86 4.4pre
    - KDE 3.2pre
    - Mozilla 1.6
    - New Mandrake Control Center
    - New tool: mdkwebadmin (local lanch of webmin)
    - New menu structure which benefited from Club & Cooker suggestions

    Known troubles:
    - USB doesn't work during installation
    - 3D acceleration doesn't work

    Here's the torrent link:
    http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/torrent/M...-beta1.torrent

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    Re:Mandrake Linux 10 beta 1 released

    Okay, I tried this and my review is don't waste your tme on this..

    it took me a while to install this without a keyboard attached (no kidding), since USB is broken during the install and I only had one USB to PS/2 converter handy I had to settle for one of them, tried the keyboard but hit a flaw in the installer that made it impossible to regain focus, so mouse it was, figuring that I could setup users and passwords after first boot.

    first boot however never happened since it kept complaining about some pivotroot thingy I have no idea what is.

    So back to the installer, while amongst the best in the industry it's badly broken in this release - text overlapping images, information overflow (not needed or not updated since 9.2).

    I happened to find a few screenshots from this new release
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gnumdk/mcc.png
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gnumdk/menu2.png
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gnumdk/menu.png

    You will notice that Mandrake 10 does not sport GNOME 2.6 as the two release plans collided - deeply disappointing.

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    Re:Mandrake Linux 10 beta 1 released

    Thanks for the heads up Lovey. I was thinking about giving Mandy 10 a spin, but sounds like I'd be better off drinking beer... ;D

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    Re:Mandrake Linux 10 beta 1 released

    Surely mandrake has a text only install? What happens if you have obscure hardware and it can't start X at all?

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    Re:Mandrake Linux 10 beta 1 released

    [quote author=vvx link=board=7;threadid=8554;start=0#msg77502 date=1075088400]
    Surely mandrake has a text only install? What happens if you have obscure hardware and it can't start X at all?
    [/quote]

    I refuse to install in a less than optimal way - I don't expect a newbie to install using the text based installer, so neither will I.

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