Mageia 2 Is Nearly Done With Last Beta
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 19 April 2012 at 08:06 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The third and final beta release of Mageia 2 Linux is now available.

In terms of major features for Mageia 2, this Mandriva-fork has switched over to Dracut for its initrd creator, systemd, a pre-release of PulseAudio 2.0, CUPS 1.5.2 printing support, KDE 4.8.2, GNOME 3.4.x, the Linux 3.3.1 kernel, GCC 4.6.3, and various other updated packages.

For those wanting to try out this last beta release of Mageia 2, read the Mageia blog post and the Wiki release notes.

Mageia 2 is expected for its final release on the 15th of May. A release candidate of this Linux distribution is expected before that in early May.
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