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Mageia 2 Alpha Takes Flight With New Features

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Published on 28 November 2011 03:29 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Mageia 2 Alpha 1 is now available with an updated Linux kernel, systemd, and other features.

Key highlights for Mageia 2 Alpha 1 is a Linux 3.1 kernel with the back-ported ASPM patches, systemd integration (still not finalized yet), KDE SC 4.7.3, GNOME 3.3.2, new artwork and other enhancements.

For those wanting to try out this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution check out this Mageia blog posting or read the release notes.

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