Download and Test Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2

Final version expected in June

By Marius Nestor on February 6th, 2010 10:51 GMT
The second Alpha release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2010.1 (Spring) operating system, due for launch in early June this year, is now available on mirrors worldwide. Once again, bleeding-edge packages are at home with Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2, including Linux kernel 2.6.33 RC6, KDE Software Compilation 4.4 RC3, GNOME 2.29.6, Mozilla Firefox 3.6, OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta 3, Amarok 2.2.2, and many more. Guest account has also been implemented in this release, as well as the Nouveau driver, which is used as default for Nvidia graphics cards (instead of the old nv driver).

"Time has came for second alpha release for 2010 Spring version of Mandriva Linux.  It’s now available through 32 and 64 DVD isos on public mirrors. As usual all your feedbacks are really important to help in improving global quality of distribution." – was stated in the official release announcement.

Highlights of Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2:

· Linux kernel 2.6.33 RC6;
· X.Org 7.5;
· Xorg Server 1.7.4;
· KDE SC 4.4 RC3;
· GNOME 2.29.6;
· Mozilla Firefox 3.6;
· OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta 3;
· Amarok 2.2.2;
· Deluge 1.2.0;
· Songbird 1.4.3;
· Transmission 1.83;
· Google Chrome 4 Beta;
· Nouveau driver;
· Mesa 7.7;
· Intel video driver 2.10.0;
· NTFS-3G 2010.01.16;
· Glibc 2.11;
· GDB debugger 7.0.1;
· Ruby 1.9.1;
· Munin 1.4;
· Spamassassin 3.3.0;
· QT 4.6.1;
· KTorrent 4.0 Beta 1;
· Digikam 1.1.0;
· Kopi-plugins 1.1.0.

As usual, this second development release is available only as an installable DVD, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures (see below for download link). The development cycle for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring will continue with one more Alpha release at the end of February, two Beta releases in March and April, a Release Candidate version in May and it will conclude with the final release in June, 2010.

Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Release Schedule:

January 9th, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 1
February 6th, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2
February 25th, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 3
March 25th, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 1
April 23rd, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 2
May 13th, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
June 3rd, 2010 - Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Final release

Download Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only. Please report bugs to the Mandriva Bug Tracker.
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