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17 March 2011, 09:48

Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1 released for testing

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Mandriva Logo Following a two day delay due to "unexpected problems", the Mandriva development team has issued a first beta for Mandriva Linux 2011. The first beta will be followed by one additional beta version and a release candidate; the final version of Mandriva Linux 2011 is scheduled to arrive on 13 June 2011.

Zoom The Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1 desktop.
Based on the Linux kernel, Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1 features KDE SC 4.6.1, the first point update to the latest major release of the popular Linux and Unix desktop, as well as visual theme and installer updates. New and updated packages include the first release candidate for version 4.0 of Firefox, Thunderbird 3.1.9, version 4.2 of the Bash shell and updates to Google's open source Chromium web browser – Tex Live 2011 has been added, replacing teTeX as the default TeX document production system.

As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

More details about the development preview can be found in a post on the Mandriva Blog, on the 2011 Development wiki and on the 2011 Beta 1 page. Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1 is available to download from one of the project's mirrors.

The latest stable release of Mandriva Linux is version 2010.2, an incremental security and stability update from December 2010.

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