Mageia 1, Beta 2 released
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:15 PM
Now in the process of playing around with it and trying different settings.
Seems OK so far.
AMD Athlon-FX8120 8-Core 3.1Ghz Processor, Gigabyte GA-990F-X-A-UD5 USB3 MainBoard, Gigabyte Nvidia-GeForce-9600-GT VideoCard, 16Gb Corsair "Vengeance" DDR3 Memory, 1 x Intel 80Gb SSD SA2CW08 Hard Drive, 1 x WD SATA-II 320GB 16mb HDDs, 2 x LG Sata DVD-R/RW Burners, Hauppauge HVR-1700 MCE PCIe Hybrid Video Capture Card, LG 24" LCD HDMI Monitor, Hewlitt-Packard PhotoSmart 6510 Printer, APC BackUPS-CS-650 UPS, Corsair HX650W Power Supply, Vantec Dual HDD Docking Station SATA-USB3.
ADSL-2+ Internet Connection_50Gb (Bigpond)
JOHN. (78yrs, Young) Registered LINUX user #318452
Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:48 PM
approximately two hours.
Installation in a virtual machine (VMPLayer 3.1.4 build 385536) went without
The familiar rituals that everyone knows by now.
Configuration used for the virtual machine:
* RAM: 1500 MB
* Hard disk: 50 GB
Installation to reboot, including updates (only 4 packets) lasted 24
Reboot went smoothly without errors in desktop.
Ready-to-use desktop (all starts) in Alpha 2 in 77 seconds.
For the Beta 2 was 53 seconds.
When installing a package message appeared, saying that the CD-ROM
CoreMedia could not be found.
Have this medium disabled via "Software Management" now.
installing Flash Player plug-in went without difficulty through "Software
Management ". Flash worked flawlessly.
And then just a short test for libre-office.
It took 35 seconds before I could begin in a text document.
In a second attempt I could start using a new text-document within 12 seconds.
And a libre-office calc document I could use after 12 seconds.
So far very pleased with this next version in the preliminaries.:thumbs:/>
Posted 29 April 2011 - 05:30 AM
Thanks for the info. I'm on mobile broadband atm. Will download in the next couple of days when I get back to my cable internet connection.
Posted 01 May 2011 - 12:44 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:20 AM
Met some very familiar names in the forums. That was an added bonus. :thumbs:/>
It could be that Mageia will become the main distro on my machine and Mandriva as a test distro in the future. ;)/>
No point in being pessimistic, it wouldn't work anyway
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