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21 September 2009, 10:22

Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 released

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Mandriva The Mandriva developers have announced the availability of the first release candidate for Mandriva Linux 2010. Mandriva Linux 2010 is aimed at improving the user experience for daily tasks. The fourth development release includes several bug fixes and updates to the included components.

Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 is based on the final version of the 2.6.31 Linux kernel and features KDE 4.3, the latest 2.27.90 development release of GNOME and Xfce 4.6.1 as a choice of desktops. Several new Nepomuk related services and interfaces have been included in KDE that, for example, let users add notes, annotations and labels on their files.

Improvements have been made to the recently re-written Network profiles management tool (netprofile) that allow users to create several different network profiles depending on their location (e.g. home, office, away). Amarok 2.2 Beta 2, VirtualBox 3, Sage 4.1 and 3.1 are also included in the release. The developers note that Python 3 is now available in the contrib repository, however, due to compatibility issues, Python 2.6 will remain the default version.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes and a list of known issues is available on the project's 2010.0 Errata web page. Mandriva Linux 2010.0 RC1 is available to download as a 32 or 64-bit DVD image file. A second release candidate is scheduled to be released on the 8th of October and the final version of Mandriva Linux 2010 is expected to be available on the 3rd of November. Mandriva Linux is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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