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11 January 2010, 09:47

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Alpha 1 released

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Mandriva Logo The Mandriva developers have announced the availability of the first alpha of what will become Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring (2010.1). The developers note that the first alpha is mostly an upgrade to the included third-party software, stating that, "the planned changes to Mandriva's own tools and systems are not ready for inclusion in a public pre-release".

Mandriva 2010 Spring Alpha 1 is based on the 2.6.32 RC3 Linux kernel and includes updates to the major desktop components. The development release features the second beta for KDE 4.4 (4.3.85), GNOME 2.29.4 and 7.5. KDE related updates include version 2.2.2 beta 1 of the Amarok music player and KTorrent 3.3. Other updates include Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 and 3.2 Beta 3. As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. The developers ask users testing the release to report any bugs that they encounter.

More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release notes and in the Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring technical specificationsPDF document. Mandriva 2010 Spring Alpha 1 is available to download as a 32 or 64-bit DVD image file. The final version of Mandriva 2010 Spring is scheduled to be released on June 3, 2010. Mandriva Linux is licensed under the GPL license.

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