Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Mandriva Linux Free Mini 2006

Last night, I was installing Mandriva Linux Free Mini 2006 (Mini). Since I just want to see the desktop environment, and know how to install it, just suka-suka, therefor I choose the (around) 400MB (432802KB) Mini version. Truly I thought that Mini is Mandriva linux version for one cd version, differ from 3 CD ones. I am trully wrong. Mandriva Linux one cd version are called "Mandriva One 2006". It is a Installable Live CD. Currently it is in beta version. But be careful because some says it might me pretty confusing.

Here are excerpt from DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 141, 6 March 2006
Speaking about live CDs, it is interesting to watch the progress of Mandriva's "secret project" - Mandriva Linux One. Now in beta 3, this new live CD differs from Mandriva Move, the original live CD made by the Paris-based company, in that it can be installed on a hard disk. Once the final product is released, Mandriva users will no longer need to download the usual three (or more) installation CDs; instead, they can simply get the live CD, test the hardware compatibility and, if they find the distribution to their liking, follow a simple installation wizard to give it a permanent space on their hard disks. The first test reports were slightly discouraging, but since Mandriva One is still in beta, some problems can be expected. A word of warning: if you are going to download one of the non-English language CD images, be careful to choose the right one for your region and don't just trust the name of the ISO image. With Turkish on a CD labelled as "Central Europe" and "Czech" on one labelled as "Eastern Europe", it is clear that whoever suggested the Mandriva One CD image names doesn't have much clue about the European geography!
Currently I am downloading Mandriva Linux Free 2006 CD 1,2,3 isos and Mandriva Linux Free Live 2006. Yep... I will be trying the full version ones...

Happy "meLINUXkan diri anda"

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