Mandriva Linux 2009.1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 30 April 2009 at 01:09 PM EDT. 1 Comment
For the Mandriva users out there, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 "Spring" is now available. This update to Mandriva brings KDE 4.2.2, GNOME 2.26, X Server 1.6, Xfce 4.6, the Linux 2.6.29 kernel, and various other updated packages. Some of the improvements include a faster boot process via Speedboot, an optimized Mandriva Control Center, improved networking, a redesigned security framework, and much more.

Of course, we cannot help but to mention that this Mandriva Linux 2009.1 release also includes the Phoronix Test Suite. As is mentioned in the Mandriva 2009.1 Tour, this distribution is shipping with the latest Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 release complete with the GTK2 GUI. It is just as easy (well, even easier with the GTK2 GUI being enabled) to benchmark a Mandriva system as it is on Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, and other distributions that provide Phoronix Test Suite packages.

The release announcement for Mandriva Linux 2009.1 can be read on the Mandriva blog. Like usual, there is the Mandriva One CD along with the Mandriva Free DVD.
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