Mandriva Linux 2010.0 arrives - Update
Originally expected to be released on the 3rd of November, the Mandriva developers have today released Mandriva Linux 2010.0, code named Adelle. The latest release includes a number of component updates and new features over the previous 2009.1 Spring release from April.
Mandriva Linux 2010.0 is based on the 2.6.31 Linux kernel and features updates to the included desktop components, including KDE 4.3.2 (the latest is 4.3.3) as the default KDE desktop, with GNOME 2.28 as an alternative. The 2010.0 release also includes the Moblin 2.0 environment designed for mobile desktop platforms, which was introduced in the final release candidate, and the Sugar Desktop from Sugar Labs, originally designed for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.
In addition to improved boot performance, Mandriva Linux now uses Ext4 as the default file system for newly created partitions and includes Moovida, formerly known as the Elisa Media Center. Updated components and applications include OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Firefox 3.5.3, VirtualBox 3.0.8, Wine 1.1.32 and X.Org 7.4 with X Server 1.6.5 instead of the latest 1.7 release.
More details about the release can be found in the release notes. A Release Tour is available and a list of known issues can be found on the project's 2010.0 Errata web page. Mandriva Linux 2010.0 is available to download (FTP link) as a 32 or 64-bit ISO image file.
At the time of this post, the project's official download page, however, has not been updated to the latest release and an official announcement has yet to be made. Mandriva Linux is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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