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Mandriva Christmas gift

Today, Anne Nicolas announced on the Cooker ML a marvelous gift : the release of Mandriva 2009.1 Alpha 1. This Alpha release contains many new and updated softwares and features :

  • KDE 4.2 Beta 2 with improved 3D effects, better stability, more dolphin features and classical desktop support. Please consult KDE 4.2 beta 2 announcement on KDE homepage : KDE 4.2 Beta 2 Release Announcement.
  • GNOME 2.25.2, the second pre-release of GNOME 2.26.
  • Xfce 4.6 Beta 2
  • Kernel 2.6.28 rc8 which adds the first version of Ext4 as a stable filesystem, the much-expected GPU memory manager ( GEM ) which will be the foundation of a renewed graphic stack, support for Ultra Wide Band (Wireless USB, UWB-IP), memory management scalability and performance improvements, a boot tracer, disk shock protection, support of SSD discard requests, transparent proxy support, several new network drivers, controllable IO CPU affinity, high-resolution poll()/select() and tracing improvements. A complete list of the upcoming 2.6.28 features can be read on kernelnewbie.org : http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_28.
  • X.org server 1.5 with input hotplugging support. The Mandriva tools have been adapted to use this new support. Mandriva switch also to x11-driver-input-synaptics which provide two fingered scrolling support.
  • Tcl/Tk 8.6
  • Latest ATI fglrx ( 8.561 aka 8.12 ) and Nvidia ( 180.16 ) drivers in the Non-Free repository.Anssi Hannula is also providing VDPAU enabled mplayer packages on his personal repository.
  • Firefox 3.0.5, OpenOffice.org 3.0, MySQL 5.1.30
  • GIMP 2.6 is now the default Gimp package
  • Latest version of the Metisse compositing window manager ( 0.4.1 ).

For furthers informations and download links, please consult the Mandriva wiki : http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2009.1_Alpha_1.

Merry Christmas !!!

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