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      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here

Mandriva 2010 book?

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Thank you, any idea if there is a paper book around?

Only if you buy the boxed Powerpack (not the "slim pack")




The manual is no longer sold separately, nor is a pdf version available, so far as I know.



Edited by jkerr82508

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Seems like a wasted marketing opportunity. Shame.


When it starts off with "Welcome in Mandriva online documentation" and "Introducing to Mandriva Linux" then you can tell they could really do with involving their English-speaking community, and spending some effort with things like this.


Looking at the license, it seems that it should be possible to turn their HTML into a pdf or even into a real paper book, and even commercial distribution is permitted, but then they say you need permission to distribute paper copies for some reason... So there goes any incentive for the community to step in and do the conversion / translation / editing for them.


On the other hand, downloading those online docs and turning them into a local resource for grepping or printing should be fairly straightforward, and obviously within the licensing rules.

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