[Mageia-discuss] Mandriva 2011 looks nice

Lucien XU sfietkonstantin at free.fr
Wed Nov 16 11:48:43 CET 2011

Le mercredi 16 novembre 2011 11:42:28 Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> 2011/11/16 Lucien XU <sfietkonstantin at free.fr>:
> > It is a sort of mix between MacOS and Windows (for minimize, close
> > button). The theme is not the best part, but it appears clean and
> > light.
> > 
> > What I'm interested is what they added to the desktop. The timeline
> > widget is a good idea and seems to use much power of Nepomuk (a
> > technology that I like even if it is "heavy").
> Mandriva have released in September (yesterday they released the
> commercial edition (PowerPack)). And in sync with the new look the new
> official name is "Mandriva Desktop 2011". The main difference to
> former Mandriva distributions is the design of the release. Up to
> Mandriva 2010.2 you could use Mandriva in many ways, as a mini
> installation, or even for a server installation. The new 2011 is only
> designed for one purpose: a single desktop.
> The additions you mentioned are what RosaLabs see as modern desktop,
> similar to Unity (Ubuntu) and the Gnome Shell. Some like it, some
> don't. All these "Welcome" screens look nice, no doubt, but from an
> efficiency point of view it's a nightmare compared with "traditional"
> menues. So, I would be happy if a few distributions stay free of these
> smart-phone desktops to have a choice.

I was studying the different comments from mandriva forum / users blog
It seems that Rosa's stuff is not yet stable. Some says that Mageia is more 
"Mandriva" than 2011. 

I"m also interested in hacking what Rosa has done, but it seems that there is 
NO SOURCE code available at all. So, I think that I will stay in mageia a 
little bit more.

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