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GNU Smalltalk 3.1

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| Compared to the 3.0.x branch, focus on porting libraries from other
| Smalltalks, adding bindings to other external libraries, and facilitating the
| creation of C/Smalltalk interfaces.
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http://smalltalk.gnu.org/news/gnu-smalltalk-3-1

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 275, 20 October 2008

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| Mandriva Linux 2009 took the centre stage during last week as many Linux
| users had a chance to install and check out the latest and greatest from the
| company that recently celebrated 10 years of existence.
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http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20081020


Recent:

Mandriva 2009 helps new users to grow

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| Back when Mandriva was called Mandrake, the distribution had the reputation
| of being the most user-friendly Linux distribution. Financial difficulties,
| personnel changes, and the rise of Ubuntu changed that, and somehow Mandriva
| never quite regained its reputation. With this week's release of Mandriva
| 2009, Mandriva has continued to work on user-friendliness. Aside from a
| poorly organized installation program and a few scattered problems, Mandriva
| 2009 offers a desktop experience that is at least the equal of any other
| distribution for everyday use and that has a strong claim of being the most
| advanced available for system administration.
|
| [...]
|
| Purists might wish that Mandriva would go one step further, and explain to
| new users what configuration files they are changing with the desktop tools.
| However, Mandriva deserves full credit for not limiting the definition of
| user-friendly to over-simplification. Unlike most user-friendly
| distributions, Mandriva is not just for beginners, but for intermediate users
| as well -- and that's a redefinition that is long overdue.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/150441


Mandriva 2009 Linux Review

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| Mandriva specifies a minimum of 512 MB memory to run Mandriva 2009 but
| recommends 1 GB if you want to turn on all the special effects. On my 512 MB
| machine, it ran flawlessly. The hard disk space requirement is a minimum of 2
| GB with 6 GB recommendation. 3D acceleration is supported on most capable
| hardware. If you have any of the NVIDIA, ATITM, Intel, SiS, Matrox and VIA
| graphics cards, you are in luck as Mandriva One 2009 bundles with it the
| proprietary drivers for all these cards and you can use the 3D acceleration
| capabilities out of the box without any further tinkering.
|
| This year, Mandriva is celebrating its 10th year of innovation. It has a long
| history of rolling out robust Linux distributions. The latest release namely
| Mandriva 2009 is another feather in its cap for a job well done.
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http://linuxandfriends.com/2008/10/1...x-2009-review/


Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

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| Mandriva Linux 2009 was recently released to the public. Here we provide some
| titbits from Mandriva One, one of the free editions of Mandriva Linux 2009.
| The other editions are:Mandriva Free, and Mandriva Powerpack. Mandriva
| Powerpack is the commercial edition, available for purchase from the Mandriva
| website.
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http://linuxbsdos.com/2008/10/14/man...-2009-titbits/


Mandriva 2009

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| The end of the year traditionally is a very busy time for distribution
| lovers…although things are a bit quiet at the moment. Ubuntu 8.10, OpenSuse
| 11 and Fedora 10 are just around the corner, and Debian 5 should have been
| released already but is delayed. That means the only major release so far has
| been Mandriva 2009. Let’s see if its place in the spotlight is deserved.
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http://celettu.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/mandriva-2009/


Mandriva Linux 2009 impresses

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| One of the more exciting inclusions in Mandriva 2009 is the incorporation of
| the LUKS encryption system into the installer. What this means is that
| Mandriva 2009 will allow users to encrypt their partitions directly from the
| installer.
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http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Software/5523.html


Living with Mandriva

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| That’s pretty much all I’ve done. So far, nothing has crashed, Plasma has
| behaved itself and everything has “just worked”. Mandriva has made me forget
| that I’m using KDE 4, which is actually a good thing!
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http://jaysonrowe.wordpress.com/2008...with-mandriva/


Shiny New Mandriva Linux 2009 Walkthrough and First Impressions

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| The latest and as they say one of the most ground-breaking versions of
| Mandriva Linux has been released as scheduled. Mandriva Linux 2009 is
| jam-packed with exciting new features and innovations that will try to cater
| everyone’s desktop needs. I had fun with Mandriva 2008, so I was really
| looking forward to this latest release.
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http://www.junauza.com/2008/10/shiny...9-initial.html


Related:

GNU Smalltalk 3.0 released

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| GNU Smalltalk 3.0 has been released at
|
| ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/smalltalk
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http://smalltalk.gnu.org/news/gnu-sm...k-3-0-released
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