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New Mageia & Mandriva Releases Step Closer

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Published on 17 March 2011 09:40 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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New development releases of Mageia and Mandriva Linux are available this week. On the Mandriva side it's their first beta of Mandriva Linux 2011 and with the Mageia fork they are now up to Alpha 2.

Mandriva 2011 Beta 1 is packing KDE SC 4.6.1, systemd 20, an updated NetworkManager and Bash, Firefox 4.0 RC1, the plasma-applet-stackfolder application, and various other changes. It's talked about on the Mandriva Blog.

On the Mageia side they have released Mageia 1 Alpha 2, under the Primeavera codename, in this blog post. Mageia 1 Alpha 2 has over 6,100 source RPMs in its repository and now features full support for LibreOffice, KDE SC 4.6.1, RPM 4.8.1, and various other package updates. There's also the release notes for those interested.

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