Upgrading from 2005 Limited Edition
I'm currently running Mandriva 2005 Limited Edition and have never had any problems whatsoever out of it, but I figured I would ask you guys a few questions because I'm thinking of upgrading to 2006. I would have searched mandriva.com but I'm at my parents' house for Thanksgiving and I'm stuck on their 28k dial up, and the mandriva.com page is a little on the graphical side, plus it's rather late and I need to get to bed. Anyway, here's my questions:
- What are the advantages to upgrading (i.e. more bundled software, newer versions of software, more stable, etc)
- What does the official (paid for) version have that the free version doesn't have? (from what I've seen it's just documentation and tech support)
- How easy is it on system resources? My desktop is the linux box and it has 256 MB of DDR SDRAM, a 32 MB on board video card and an 850 Mhz AMD Duron processor. Would it have a harder time running it than it has with 2005 LE?
- How has Samba changed because accessing Windows shares is crucial to me (my laptop and friends all have Windows).
- Overall for those of you who have used 2005 LE and 2006, was it worth the upgrade?
Re: Upgrading from 2005 Limited Edition
Hi, Just to add my 2 bits worth.. 2005 was & still is rock solid. I have done both an upgrade & a clean install of 2006. OK the upgrade went as well as can be accepted (upgrade IMHO is not the best way to go) The kernel has obviously changed which meant recompiling a few bits of software (VMware etc). The Xorg has changed to 2.6.9 cvs which is a big no no for me as I run twin monitor setup & no way will this work for me (one of the big reasons is that the module structure has changed a little) Kat is installed by default which I felt a big resource hogger (uninstalled that) So basically the upgrade was not good for me. So then did a clean install. As the other poster commented the boot up is a lot faster. NDISwrapper worked very well first time with my USR PCI wireless card which impressed me, but as I said before the Xorg was a big show stopper for me. My conclusion is that I will wait till 2006 has matured a little. What I did was upgrade KDE to 3.4.3 which seems to be quite stable & left 2006 for another couple of months...
Originally Posted by linuxuser40351