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Mandriva 2009.1 Alpha 2 Released

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Published on 20 January 2009 07:56 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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For those looking to play with a development snapshot of Mandriva, 2009.1 Alpha 2 has hit the Internet. Mandriva 2009.1 Alpha 2 is shipping with the latest KDE 4.2 and GNOME 2.25 bits (as well as the latest beta for Xfce 4.6), the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, and the latest code for X Server 1.6.

Additionally, this latest release that will go on to form Mandriva 2009.1 has support for installing to an EXT4 file-system, their msec security tool is being rewritten (along with a GUI for it), Diskdrake has received a few improvements, and they have switched to using LXDE instead of IceWM for their lightweight window management needs.

More information on Mandriva 2009.1 Alpha 2 can be found on their Wiki.

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