These first two screens look and feel very much alike.
There are more than 12,000 packages in the full Mandriva 2006 tree on the Mandriva mirrors Often trying to install new software or updating already installed software in GNU-based Linux systems can be difficult and a real pain in the butt.
Not so for Mandrake Linux, now known as Mandriva Linux.
Installing and updating software is easy in Mandriva Linux (aka Mandrake Linux).
Often trying to install new software or updating already installed software in GNU-based Linux systems can be difficult and a real pain in the butt.
Thus, an easy-to-use software installation, removal, and maintenance module is an important component of a good desktop Linux system.
You can get to the Mandriva Control Center by clicking on the MCC icon on the K-Panel at the bottom of your screen. For you Microsoft Windows users, the K-Menu is similar to the Start button menu on the MS Windows Taskbar and the K-Panel is similar to the Windows Taskbar.
To the right of the packages listings is the description panel.
In Figure 3 it shows that Abi Word is a Lean and fast full-featured word processor, which takes up about 10-MB of hard drive space.
Actually the term package is a more precise term than is the term program or application when it comes to installing and removing software to and from a GNU-based Linux distribution.
Figure 3, above, shows the Software Packages Removal screen.
Actually, it is a listing of all the software installed on your Mandriva Linux system.