The final version of Mandriva Linux 2010 has been released
The final publication of the Mandriva Linux 2010 distribution has been published.
After Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7, new Linux distributions have now arrived. Ubuntu 9.10 last week and today Mandriva Linux 2010, with it being officially announced as available late on Wednesday evening.
Mandriva Linux 2010 is based around the Linux kernel 2.6.31, integrating X.org 7.4 and xorg-server 1.6.5. For the One and Free editions, the partition tool has been changed so that more information can be provided, and the operation can be made simpler. The default partitions will be formatted in EXT4.
For the background management at start up, Splashy has been replaced by Bootsplash which is managed by Plymouth. This Red Hat technology supports the kernel mode-setting, as well as a start-up image which provides better fluidity between the boot and the launch of server X. The start up is, as promised, faster than ever before.
By default in this 2010 version, a Guest account is active so that anyone can use the computer without causing any problems to the main account, with the files used during the session being deleted after disconnecting. This Guest account is accessible from the kdm or gdm connection screen, providing access to the KDE 4.3.2 or GNOME 2.28.1 desktop environments.
Both of these distributions are included in the distribution, but if you are not able to use them as your computer is too old, then it is also possible to turn to the LXDE environment. The mobile Moblin 2.0 platform is also available in the distribution and it should also be noted that the Poulsbo drivers for low energy use chipsets used with mobile Internet devices equipped with Intel Atom microprocessors are natively loaded.
Evolution of the simple Nepomuk (KDE) desktop, the intelligent Smart Desktop allows for dynamic access to all files via the tabs, notes and customised data management. Among the other functions, a data migration tool from Windows, a network profile management tool (Netprofile) which has been completely rebuilt, parental security control, security policies tool and an interactive personal firewall.
In terms of applications, the must use Firefox 3.5.3 and OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 applications are present along with applications that are specific to each desktop environment. The VirtualBox 3.0.8 virtualisation program is also present.
Three editions of Mandriva Linux 2010 are available: Powerpack with support and services, One which is a LiveCD, and Free for a 100% Open Source version. The Powerpack edition is the commercial version of Mandriva Linux which will cost $79 for the boxed version or $69 as a download.
Download Mandriva Linux 2010 from the official site
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