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Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 Released

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Published on 01 March 2011 08:24 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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For those Mandriva users that haven't dissented to Mageia Linux, the second alpha release of Mandriva 2011 is now available for testing.

This is coming shortly after the first alpha of Mandriva 2011 (along with Mageia). This second alpha simplifies the initial setup process, updates against the Linux 2.6.37.2 kernel, pulls in the latest NetworkManager Mandriva plug-in, switches from SCIM to IBUS for input, features better systemd integration, and contains lots of other updated packages.

The Mandriva 2011 Alpha 2 announcement was made on the Mandriva blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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