Just two weeks after the Release Candidate, the final release of Magiea 2 was made available today. Mageia is a spinoff from the Mandriva distribution, which was created by a group of Mandriva developers and contributors because of the uncertainty about the future of Mandriva, and the long (and ever-increasing) delay in new Mandriva releases.
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing miliary service and returning to University, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corportation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
My recent experience with upgrading the original 1GB memory to 2GB in my Acer Aspire One 522 involved figuring out how to open the case to get access to the internal components. Once the case was open, the disk drive was right there in front of my face...
The initial download images for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.
When I bought the Acer Aspire One 522 some months ago, I was thinking of upgrading the memory almost immediately, because it came with only 1GB installed. Two things stopped me, one small and one large.
It is really starting to look like I have an affinity for Samsung computers. This is at least my fifth one, and I have a feeling that it might be my sixth, that I am forgetting one somehow...
Well, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting an Ubuntu 12.04 review, with pictures, videos, step-by-step instructions and everything else imaginable.
Before the general hysteria of a new Ubuntu release starts, I wanted to slip in a note about one other distribution. There have been some comments recently, from @zdnetuk among others, about Linux distributions getting "bloated" because they are becoming too large to fit on a CD.
A few weeks ago, when Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 4 was released, Clement Lefebvre said that a new set of ISO images including the latest update would be available "in the coming days/weeks". Today he made good on that, with the release of LMDE 201204, with both Gnome and Xfce versions.
Not quite a year ago, I wrote about acquiring HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez. At that time I found two significant problems with it - the Ralink WiFi adapter and the Synaptics ClickPad touchpad.
Another Linux distribution with an upcoming release I have been looking forward to made a Beta release. Mageia Linux 2 is on a fast track now, with the final Beta released a few days ago, the Release Candidate due in less than two weeks, and the final release due two weeks after that.