It's out now! Announcement here:http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=119261Release Notes:http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.0_Notes2010.0 tour:http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.0_TourDistrowatch page:http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandrivaMandriva 2010.0 Errata:http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.0_Errata
(important read to be aware of issues and workarounds for them!
)Info about various versions available:http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Choosing_the_right_editionhttp://www2.mandriva.com/linux/which/Torrents:http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/2010.0/Instructions:
Download the ISO of your choice using one of the torrents from the above link, if you don't know which version to get then go with the Live One KDE4 ISO which is a combined live bootable CD and install disc and comes with official ATI and Nvidia drivers and Adobe flash plugin included:http://torrent.mandriva.com/public/2...m-i586.torrent
Use your favourite bitorrent client, I suggest Transmission.
Once downloaded check the md5 checksum of the ISO with the following command in a terminal, change to the directory where you downloaded the ISO to:
$ md5sum -c *.md5
If the ISO checksum is OK then burn the ISO to CD. Else download again.
Burn at no greater than 8x on good quality media.
Once you have burned the CD, boot from it and experience Mandriva straight-away, as it starts up off CD into a Live desktop environment. Once the KDE4 desktop has started you can double-click on the 'Live Install
' icon on the desktop to commence installation.First things to do after installation:Add the offical package repositories:
Open the Mandriva Control Center (MCC, blue screen icon with round red tool mini-icon on the taskbar, also called 'Configure Your Computer'), select "Software Management" and then "Configure media sources for install and update".
Click on "Add" on the right side and the follow the instructions to add a full set of sources.Add the PLF package repositories:
Open the following site with Firefox:http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
Select the Version (2010.0) and the Architecture (i586) and then click on "Add PLF medias".
After that the first thing to do would be to install libdvdcss
(which is in the PLF repository) to be able to watch and/or back-up retail DVDs.
Every time you would like to install a package (for example of mplayer or myth or vlc) and you have the choice between an official Mandriva version (mdv
) or a PLF version (plf
), always chose the PLF version as those contain all the extra codecs that Mandriva cannot include in the official version for legal/patent/licensing issues.
PLF versions are as reliable as the official versions, in fact they are made by the same people, they just can't be branded officially by Mandriva.XBMC Media Center rpm for Mandriva Linux 2010.0:
XBMC is not available from the official Mandriva repositories, but you can get it here:http://www.linuxtech.net/downloads/X...driva_rpm.htmlMythTV 0.22 rpms for Mandriva Linux 2010.0:
MythTV rpms for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 are available in the Mandriva repositories, you can simply install them through the package manager (drakrpm, "install & remove software" tool)Brief history of Mandriva:
'Mandriva Linux was launched in 1998 under the name of Mandrake Linux, with the goal of making Linux easier to use for everyone. At that time, Linux was already well-known as a powerful and stable operating system that demanded strong technical knowledge and extensive use of the command line; MandrakeSoft saw this as an opportunity to integrate the best graphical desktop environments and contribute its own graphical configuration utilities to quickly become famous for setting the standard in Linux ease of use. In February 2005, MandrakeSoft merged with Brazil's Conectiva to form Mandriva S.A., with headquarters in Paris, France. The company's flagship product, Mandriva Linux, offers all the power and stability of Linux to both individuals and professional users in an easy-to-use and pleasant environment.'
And here is a more detailed article with the history of Mandriva (a recommended entertaining read):http://www.h-online.com/open/feature...va-944358.html
Mandriva Linux uses the rpm package format, same as Redhat, Fedora, and Suse and was originally derived from Redhat Linux so it still has many similarities with Redhat and Fedora, which makes it very easy for anyone with Redhat or Fedora experience to find their way around Mandriva.